Family and Consumer Studies
Family and Consumer Studies recognizes the need for a better understanding of personal and family relationships. The pressures our families and individuals are experiencing guide us when we choose what to present in the classroom. Our childcare center, Early learning Center, functions as a learning lab for our Parent and Child Care classes.
The primary focus of this course is to study the concerns, issues and decisions faced by parents from prior to conception until age three.
The primary focus of this course is learning to interact with children three to five years old. Students will receive training in job-related skills, and learn how to teach children while assisting in a preschool program. The importance of getting along with others on the job is stressed as students work together.
Prerequisite: None (suggested for grade 10)
Students in this course will learn the techniques for planning appropriate activities for preschoolers. Characteristics of effective teachers are identified and explored. Students will develop skills and apply knowledge in the preschool program.
Prerequisite: Teaching Young Children I
As lead teachers, in the preschool while using their knowledge of instructional skills and learning more strategies for planning activities for the preschoolers. A career portfolio will be developed to assist in getting job opportunities.
Prerequisite: Teaching Young Children I & II
Students will be placed at an early childhood education industry location to complete 90 work experience hours. The internship course will give students the opportunity to experience how their classroom/lab knowledge and skills can be used in an industry setting.
Prerequisite: Teaching Young Children III & Teacher Recommendation
Personal Relationships focuses on self as an individual striving to understand himself/herself and his/her relationship with others by developing skills in communication, decision-making and conflict resolution. Students will define personal values and goals through a decision-making process.
The purpose of Family Relationships is to enable students to focus on the significance and well-being of families and their relationships to a greater society. Students will use knowledge from natural and social sciences to solve the practical problems of home and family. A long-term objective is to enable families, both as individuals and as social institutions, to function in their own strengths.