Cooking Experiences for Young Children

Course Number: ECE 187
Transcript Title: Cooking Exp for Young Children
Created: September 1, 2012
Updated: August 15, 2019
Total Credits: 1
Lecture Hours: 10
Lecture / Lab Hours: 0
Lab Hours: 0
Satisfies Cultural Literacy requirement: No
Satisfies General Education requirement: No
Grading options: A-F (default), P-NP, audit
Repeats available for credit: 0

Course Description

Explores cooking with young children to help them learn language and literacy, math, science, cooperation, and healthy eating habits. Introduces ways to create and share cooking experiences with young children in a way that maximizes child participation and developmental opportunities and minimizes the potential for chaos. Audit available.

Intended Outcomes

Students will:

  1. Identify elements of quality cooking experiences for young children.
  2. Articulate the role of cooking in the acquisition of skills and concepts across all developmental domains.
  3. Design, implement and evaluate cooking experiences for children of varying ages (2 years to school age) and abilities.
  4. Identify solutions to common barriers and issues that arise when cooking with children.
  5. Describe the ways in which cooking with children can be a component of cultural validation and building relationships with families.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

Assessment may include:  participation in class and small group activities, written observations, assignments, reflective journal

Course Activities and Design

The determination of teaching strategies used in the delivery of outcomes is generally left to the discretion of the instructor. Here are some strategies that you might consider when designing your course: lecture, small group/forum discussion, flipped classroom, dyads, oral presentation, role play, simulation scenarios, group projects, service learning projects, hands-on lab, peer review/workshops, cooperative learning (jigsaw, fishbowl), inquiry based instruction, differentiated instruction (learning centers), graphic organizers, etc.

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

  1. Why cook with children?
  2. Design and implementation of quality cooking experiences.
  3. Facilitating learning and development across domains with cooking experiences.
  4. Use of cooking with children in the development of healthy eating habits and the prevention of childhood obesity.
  5. Involving families and communities in cooking projects with children.
  6. Addressing common barriers and issues that arise in cooking experiences.