10.53.702 HEALTH STANDARDS FOR KINDERGARTEN
(1) The health standards for kindergarten are that each student will be able to:
(a) comprehend concepts related to health promotion and disease prevention to enhance personal health by:
(i) identifying healthy and unhealthy behaviors;
(ii) identifying characteristics of physical, mental, and emotional health;
(iii) identifying characteristics of family and social health, including those of traditional and contemporary American Indian cultures and practices;
(iv) identifying ways germs are spread;
(v) showing ways to prevent the spread of germs;
(vi) identifying environmental factors that can affect health;
(vii) identifying safety practices at school and in the community;
(viii) identifying common childhood injuries;
(ix) giving examples of health care; and
(x) identifying body parts and their function.
(b) analyze the influence of family, peers, culture, media, technology, and other factors on health behaviors by:
(i) identifying family practices that promote health; and
(ii) identifying healthy practices at school.
(c) demonstrate the ability to access valid information, products, and services to enhance health by:
(i) identifying adults who help promote health; and
(ii) identifying school and community health and safety resources.
(d) demonstrate the ability to use interpersonal communication skills to enhance health and avoid or reduce health risks by:
(i) identifying feelings and emotions;
(ii) understanding that listening is a respectful and caring behavior;
(iii) using refusal skills in risky situations;
(iv) identifying risky situations; and
(v) identifying dangerous situations.
(e) demonstrate the ability to use decision-making skills to enhance health and safety by:
(i) giving examples of safe and healthy decisions;
(ii) identifying persons who can assist with safety and health-related decisions;
(iii) identifying ways to solve safety and health-related issues or problems; and
(iv) identifying possible consequences of choices when making safety and health-related decisions.
(f) demonstrate the ability to use goal-setting skills to enhance health by:
(i) identifying healthy habits; and
(ii) identifying ways family members model healthy behaviors.
(g) demonstrate the ability to practice health-enhancing behaviors and avoid or reduce health risks by:
(i) identifying healthy behaviors toward self and others;
(ii) identifying personal health practices and behaviors; and
(iii) identifying behaviors that are harmful or risky to health.
(h) demonstrate the ability to advocate for personal, family, and community health by:
(i) identifying ways to ask others to assist in promoting health;
(ii) identifying positive health choices that can be made by peers and self; and
(iii) identifying health-related messages.
History: Mont. Const. Art. X, sec. 9, 20-2-114, MCA; IMP, Mont. Const. Art. X, sec. 9, 20-2-121, 20-3-106, 20-7-101, MCA; NEW, 2016 MAR p. 1389, Eff. 7/1/17.