Skip Navigation

Utah Core  •  Curriculum Search  •  All Early Learning Lesson Plans  •  USBE Early Learning website


Early Learning Curriculum Health Education Standards for 3-Year-Olds
Course Preface Course Preface


arrow icon Course Introduction


Core Standards of the Course

Students will learn independence in basic hygiene skills and understand different types of touch.

Button to show links.

Standard HE 3 yr.1.1
Participate in and develop personal hygiene and care.

Standard HE 3 yr.1.2
Develop an awareness between appropriate and inappropriate touch.

Students will learn the characteristics of safe and healthy relationships.

Button to show links.

Standard HE 3 yr.2.1
With prompting and support, recognize trusted adults (for example, parent, guardian, relative, teacher, counselor, clergy) and describe how to recognize the characteristics that make them trusted and safe.

Standard HE 3 yr.2.2
Identify and practice how to make friends and be a good friend by calling peers by name and engaging in parallel and associative play.

Standard HE 3 yr.2.3
With prompting and support, begin to join in, maintain interactions, and interact cooperatively with others by sharing, turn-taking, resolving conflicts, and recognizing others’ needs.

Standard HE 3 yr.2.4
With prompting and support, attend to and show appreciation for the actions or choices of others (for example, compliment others).

Students will identify emotions and react appropriately to different emotions.

Button to show links.

Standard HE 3 yr.3.1
With prompting and support, express, identify, and label emotions (for example, happy, sad, angry, afraid) and feelings (for example, thirsty, hungry, hot, cold, tired).

Standard HE 3 yr.3.2
With prompting and support, begin to demonstrate methods to calm down (for example, deep breathing, count to ten, mindfulness).

Standard HE 3 yr.3.3
With prompting and support, begin to develop self-control by regulating one’s own impulses and feelings, following simple directions, waiting for turns, transitioning between activities, and complying with limitations.

Students will understand why food choices are important for health.

Button to show links.

Standard HE 3 yr.4.1
Begin to identify the difference between healthy and less healthy food choices.

Standard HE 3 yr.4.2
Begin to identify why eating healthy food is important.

Standard HE 3 yr.4.3
With prompting and support, try new foods from a variety of food groups.

UEN logo - in partnership with Utah State Board of Education (USBE) and Utah System of Higher Education (USHE).  Send questions or comments to USBE Specialist - Jessica Mackley and see the Early Learning website. For general questions about Utah's Core Standards contact the Director - Jennifer Throndsen.

These materials have been produced by and for the teachers of the State of Utah. Copies of these materials may be freely reproduced for teacher and classroom use. When distributing these materials, credit should be given to Utah State Board of Education. These materials may not be published, in whole or part, or in any other format, without the written permission of the Utah State Board of Education, 250 East 500 South, PO Box 144200, Salt Lake City, Utah 84114-4200.