Child Development

Acorn HIGH SCHOOL

Annette A. Hays

Family and Consumer Sciences AND Family, Career and Community Leaders of America

Email:  ahays@orsd.k12.ar.us     School phone:  479-394-2101

Webpage: http://ahs.ouachitariversd.org/

Conference/Plan Period:  First Period: 8:00-8:47 a.m.

Remind 101: 81010@3child or email: 3child@mail.remind.com

WELCOMEto Family and Consumer Sciences (FACS)! As a classroom teacher with 31 years experience (27 years in the Acorn Public School, now a part of Ouachita River District), I am a lifelong learner and dedicated educator whose primary goal is to help students recognize and develop their potential. The Family and Consumer Sciences curriculum and the Career Technical Student Organization (CTSO), Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA), offers students the opportunities to attain success through development of their creative and critical thinking skills, vocational preparation, personal growth, and academic achievement. Truly the FACS curriculum and involvement in FCCLA can help students apply academics to life skills that will propel them to prosper in every aspect of their lives-socially, physically, intellectually, emotionally, and morally. The opportunity is there and my desire is that each student will seize that opportunity, take responsibility for their learning, and exceed expectations to become positive, productive members of society.

 

Child Development Syllabus

493020 Child Development

Credit: .5 Grade Levels: 9-12

Course Description: 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, 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 child-care professional, or in other experiences with children.

Unit 1: The Study of Children

 

Unit 2: Pregnancy and Prenatal Development

 

Unit 3: Birth and the Newborn

 

Unit 4: The First Year

 

Unit 5: Children from One to Three

 

Unit 6: Children from Four to Six

Unit 7: Children from Seven to Twelve

 

 

Resources: Arkansas Department of Career Education FACS Child Development Curriculum Content Frameworks

      Text- The Developing Child, Glencoe; Child Development Pathway, CEV Multimedia

       For vocabulary review: (these links may be directly accessed from my teacher webpage!!!)

                  Studybulb: http://www.studybulb.com/dir?grade=2&subject=99&tag=facs

                  Quizlets: http://quizlet.com/2298692/child-development-comprehensive-all-units-flash-cards

GENERAL CLASSROOM RULES are based on Respect for Self, Others, and Authority. I follow all the guidelines and policies set forth in the AHS Student Handbook and established by the Principal and/or School Board. A separate handout outlining the CLASSROOM PROCEDURES/EXPECTATIONS/STANDARDS/NORMS for the Family and Consumer Sciences Classroom/Lab Areas will be explained and modeled during the first week of school.

GRADES:  The grading scale in the AHS handbook will be followed. Numerous opportunities (at least 3 per week) to earn grades will come from tests, projects, fair entries (fall semester), labs (where appropriate) as well as time management, participation, bell work (thought for the day), daily quizzes, class work-group and individual, and homework.

      SUPPLIES:  Notebook- 3-ring binder, notebook paper, pens and/or pencils.

FAMILY, CAREER AND COMMUNITY LEADERS OF AMERICA (FCCLA): All secondary students who are currently reenrolled or who have been enrolled in a Family and Consumer Sciences course for at least one semester are eligible to join the national Career Technical Education Student Organization (CTSO), Family, Career and Community Leaders of America, FCCLA, whose main focus is the family. Dues remain $10.00.

ACHIEVE PRESTIGIOUS FACS COMPLETER STATUS @ GRADUATION!!! (2 options):

FAMILY AND CONSUMER SCIENCES EDUCATION COMPLETER:

  • Family and Consumer Science is the core course and must be taken first and passed; l credit.
  • Total of 3 credits in FACS courses by second semester senior year.
  • Completer Certificate awarded during Senior Awards Assembly.
  • FACS completer seal affixed to transcript or diploma.
  • Resume builder-demonstrates a knowledge base and skills attained in a CTE program of study.

FOOD  PRODUCTION  MANAGEMENT  & SERVICES COMPLETER

  • Food & Nutrition (1/2 credit) is the core course.
  • Total of 3 Credits in FACS courses INCLUDING THE CORE COURSES-Food & Nutrition(1/2 credit);

& Food Production (1 credit) then 1 1/2 additional credits including nutrition & wellness (1/2 credit) & FACS (1 credit),

  • Completer Certificate awarded during Senior Awards Assembly.
  • FACS completer seal affixed to transcript or diploma.
  • Resume builder-demonstrates a knowledge base and skills attained in a CTE program of study.

Please sign the acknowledgement portion of this letter below. This will become the first page in the student binder, until they receive the table of contents @ end of the nine weeks; then this will become page 2! Your student will receive credit for your signature at the end of first nine weeks, first binder check.  Thank you,

                                                                                                                        Mrs. Hays

 

We have received a copy of the Letter of Responsibility/Syllabus for the FACS Course named and allow our student to be photographed and published to appropriate media releases:

Child Development   & Photo Release

 

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Signature of Parent/Guardian        DATE                                                Signature of Student             DATE

 

Contact phone number of Parent/Guardian:_____________________________________