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(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.

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