Comprehensive Health Education in Kindergarten

Disease Prevention and Control


Maryland State Curriculum Content Standard 7:  Students will demonstrate the ability to apply prevention and treatment knowledge, skills, and strategies to reduce susceptibility and manage disease.

Performance Indicators

A. Disease Classification 
7.K.A.1.  Define disease. 


Define the word disease.
B. Prevention Practices 


Identify ways to reduce risk for becoming sick. 


List actions to prevent illness, such as washing hands, covering sneeze/cough, and getting immunized (shots).


Describe and demonstrate correct actions to prevent illness.


Describe when hands should be washed, such as before preparing/eating food, after restroom use, and other appropriate times.