Family and Consumer Science
Janie Hall is the instructor for all Family and Consumer Science Classes. Programs of study offered are Family and Consumer Science and Occupational Child Care. Improvements made during the summer of 2011 include:
Family and Consumer Science Classes
1. Family Dynamics- Family Dynamics focuses on the role of the family in helping individuals develop to their highest potential, in strengthening the community, and in addressing concerns of a global society. Emphasis is given to dynamics of family life, image dimensions of individuals and families, life relationships, responsible parenting, crisis management, resource management, civic responsibility, food and fitness, living environment, clothing and appearance, career planning, and new technologies and trends affection families. Upon completion of this course, the student should have an understanding of the impact of the family unit on an individual's ability to function successfully in an increasingly complex society.
2. Child Development- Child Development focuses on skills needed to guide the physical, intellectual, emotional, and social development of children. Emphasis is given to the development of competencies related to the study of children, pregnancy and prenatal development, birth and the newborn, types of growth and development, stages of growth and development, rights and responsibilities of parents and children, needs of children, factors influencing the behavior of children, selection of child-care services, health and safety of children, Children with special needs, coping with crises, the effects of technology on child development, and careers related to the area of child development. Upon completion of this course, the student should be prepared to care for and guide the development of a child through all stages of growth-within a family, as a childcare professional, or in other experiences with children.
3. Managing Resources- Managing Resources is a non-laboratory semester course designed to assist students in developing an understanding of resources available to individuals and families and ways to manage these resources so that needs and goals are met. Emphasis is given to the development of competencies related to resource management techniques, management of individual resources, resource management for a healthy lifestyle, family life management, resource management for meeting change, resource management in the workplace, financial resource management, credit and investment resource management, and technology as a resource. Upon completion of this course, students should have the ability to focus on available resources to help them manage of life now and in the future.
4. Family & Consumer Science- Family and Consumer Science is designed to provide students with basic information and skills needed to function effectively within the family and within a changing, complex society. Emphasis is given to the development of competencies related to Future Homemakers of America; family and individual health; relationships; arrangement of personal living space; wardrobe planning and selection; garment care and construction; selection of toys and age-appropriate play activities for children; Health and safety procedures related to child care; nutrition and food selection; meal planning, preparation, and service; home management; money management; use of credit and banking services; consumer education; computer use at home, in school, and in the workplace; and career skills. Upon completion of this course, the student should have developed basic life skills that promote a positive influence on the quality of life.
5. Food and Nutrition- Experiences in the Food and Nutrition course focus on the development of skills needed to select, prepare, and serve food which meets nutritional needs of individuals and families. Emphasis in this course in given to the development of competencies related to nutrition, weight control, the food consumer, the effect of technology on food and nutrition, microwave cookery, kitchen organization and equipment, safety and sanitation, menu planning, serving and eating food, food preparation, eating away from home, and jobs and career opportunities in the field of food and nutrition. Upon completion of this course, students should be able to apply sound nutritional practices which will have a positive effect on their health.
6. Clothing Management- Experiences in the Clothing Management course are designed to assist students in developing skills necessary for management of individual and family wardrobes, for decision making as a clothing consumer, and for understanding the role of the clothing and textile industry in the economy. Emphasis is given to the development of competencies related to clothing selection; clothing needs of family members; wardrobe planning; clothing care; characteristics of natural and synthetic fibers; types of fabrics and fabric finishes; laws and regulations related to the clothing and textiles industry; use and care of basic sewing supplies and equipment; fabric selection; clothing construction techniques; jobs and careers in clothing and textiles; computer use in clothing and textiles; and effects of technology on the clothing and textiles industry. Upon completion of this course, a student should be able to provide and maintain personal/family wardrobes to meet the needs of individuals. In addition, the student should acquire skills needed for clothing and textiles occupations and develop a knowledge of the impact of technology on the clothing and textiles industry.
7. Housing and Interior Design- Housing and Interior Design focuses on personal and family housing needs, options for meeting those needs, and the role of the housing industry in the economy. Emphasis is given to the development of competencies related to housing needs of the individual and family; housing options; trends in housing; financial and legal commitments related to housing; home construction; art principles as applied to housing and interiors; selection, care, and arrangement of home furnishings and appliances; energy conservation; jobs and career opportunities in housing and interior design; and the effect of technology on housing. Upon completion of the course, a student should be prepared to make wise decisions in obtaining and maintaining personal and family shelter.
8. Parenting- Experiences in the Parenting course are designed to assist students in developing an understanding of the parenting process and of parenting skills. Competencies developed in this course will be useful to anyone who lives with, associates with, or works with children. Emphasis in this course is given to the development of competencies related to the parenthood decision, costs of having and raising a child, child growth and development, effects of heredity and environment on development, rights and responsibilities of parents and children, providing nurturance, guidance techniques for promoting positive behavior, prevention of child abuse and neglect, promoting health and safety of children, caring for the sick or injured child. parenting a "special needs" child, helping children cope with crises, choosing professionals to help with parenting problems, selection of child-care services, jobs and careers related to parenting, and effects of technology on careers related to parenting. Upon completion of this course, a student should possess skills necessary to provide quality car for children- as a parent, as one employed to car for children, or as one who interacts with children in other settings.