Courses Available for Child Care Provider/Assistant. Pathway
Description: Child Development classes provide students with knowledge about the physical, mental, emotional, and social growth and development of children from conception to pre-school age, emphasizing the application of this knowledge in child care settings. These courses typically include related topics such as the appropriate care of infants, toddlers, and young children.
Child and Elder Care -- Workplace Experience
Description: Child and Elder Care Workplace Experience courses provide students with work experience in fields related to caring for others. Goals are typically set cooperatively by the student, teacher, and employer (although students are not necessarily paid). These courses may include classroom activities as well, involving further study of the field or discussion regarding experiences that students encounter in the workplace.
Description: Self-Management courses introduce students to the skills and strategies helpful in becoming more focused, productive individuals. These courses typically emphasize goal-setting; decision-making; managing time, energy, and stress; and identifying alternatives and coping strategies. They may also allow students to explore various career and lifestyle choices.
Description: Family Living courses emphasize building and maintaining healthy interpersonal relationships among family members and other members of society. These courses often emphasize (but are not limited to) topics such as social/dating practices, human sexuality and reproduction, marriage preparation, parenthood and the function of the family unit, and the various stages of life. They may also cover topics related to individual self-development, career development, personal awareness, and preparation for the responsibilities of a family member and wage earner.
Description: Community Connections course provide community based/school based learning experiences mainly within the family and consumer sciences classroom. Learning goals are set by the student, teacher and community partners to create experiences and/or discussions to enhance the development of the 21st century skills (i.e. leadership, empathy, communication, problem solving, cooperation, critical thinking, and resource management) needed to be successful in human services/family and consumer sciences related careers.
Description: Career Connections courses provide human services/family and consumer sciences related work-based learning experiences (paid or unpaid) outside the traditional classroom. Learning goals are set by the student, teacher and employer/adult mentor to create field experiences and/or discussions related to human services/ family and consumer sciences occupational technical skills.
Human Growth and Development A
Description: Human Growth and Development A provide students with knowledge about the physical, mental, emotional, and social growth and development of humans from conception to old age, with a special emphasis on birth through school age. Course content will provide an overview of life stages, with a strong tie to prenatal and birth processes; fundamentals of children's emotional and physical development; and the appropriate care of children.