Annette A. Hays

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

Email:     School phone:  479-394-2101


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

Remind 101: or Text: 81010@3parenting

WELCOME Jto 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.

Parenting Syllabus

493210 Parenting

Credit: .5 Grade Levels: 9-12

Course Description: 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, the promotion of 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 in child and family services. Upon completion of this course, a student should possess skills necessary to provide quality care for children—as a parent, as one employed to care for children, or as one who interacts with children in other settings.

Unit 1: The Parenthood Decision


Unit 2: Child Growth and Development


Unit 3: Parenting Skills


Unit 4: Promoting Health and Safety of Children


Unit 5: Parenting Challenges

Unit 6: Careers in Child and Family Services



Resources: Arkansas Department of Career Education FACS Parenting Curriculum Content Frameworks

      Text- Parenting Rewards & Responsibilities Glencoe; Child Development Pathway CEV Multimedia

      For vocabulary review:



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.



  • 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 & 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,

                                                                                                                        J Mrs. Hays J

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:

Parenting & Photo Release


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