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Family & Consumer Science Teachers
Page Updated: August 22, 2017
Mrs. Jessica Frew
Room 209

Courses Offered:
Foods
Child Development
Singles Life
Food Science
Child Development - The Early Years
LCCC Fundamentals of Early Childhood Education

Foods (15024)
Prerequisite: None - Meets Daily - 1.0 Credit
This course is designed to entice all students, boys and girls alike. It is packed with new experiences and information. Study will begin with the basics and progress to the advanced. Nutrition education will have a special emphasis and the students will do lab related to the individual nutrients. Canning homemade jams and jellies and tomatoes that will then be used on homemade bread and pizza/stromboli are some of the new and unique labs the students will do. In addition they will make various quick breads, dessert and meat pies, butter and foam cakes.

Some units covered in this course include: Nutrition; Foreign foods; Food Pyramid; Food budgeting; Cooking terms; Entertaining; Cooking techniques; Baking; Kitchen measurements; Safety principles; and Meal preparation.

Child Development (15025)
Prerequisite: None - Meets Daily - 1.0 Credit
This course is designed for the student who wants to learn about child development and child care for career opportunities or just for their own personal use. The course will address such issues as prenatal care, stages of labor, physical development in infants, toddlers and preschoolers, and discipline of children to name a few. The more you know about a subject area the more comfortable you are; this also applies to being with and caring for children. This course would be a benefit to any student entering college in the fields of education, nursing, early childhood education, and social services.

Some units covered in this course include: Preparing for parenthood; Prenatal development; Childbirth; Physical development; Emotional development; Social development; Intellectual development; Health and safety; and Child care teaching.

Singles Life (15022)
Prerequisite: None - Meets Daily - 1.0 Credit
Moving out on your own or are you college bound after graduation? If so, this course is for you! This course is designed to help the young adults adapt to those new and difficult situations that will arise when out in life and on their own. Job interviewing, the decision-making process, the ABC's of laundry, how to make nutritious, easy meals and snacks, and tips on renting/buying an apartment or house, are only a few of the topics to be discussed.

Some units covered in this course include: Job seeking skills; Banking principles; Decision making; Relationships; Basic cooking; Time management; Basic sewing; Budgeting; Home buying and renting; and Housekeeping skills.

Food Science (15023)
Prerequisite: 75% or better in Foods - Meets Daily - 1.0 Credit
Are you interested in becoming a food science researcher, a dietitian, or pastry chef? How about owning your own catering business or do you just want to know more about the principles of cooking? This foods science course is designed for students who wish to study advanced nutrition and food science in college or trade school. Monthly speakers, college representatives and local chefs will be a major feature of the course. Cooking more advanced dishes and more emphasize to detail and presentation of food will be studied.

Some units covered in this course include: Advanced Nutrition and Science; Entertaining; Career Exploration; Meat Cookery; Fruit and Vegetable Cookery; Milk Cookery; Breads; Safety; Cooking Techniques; and Microwave Cooking.

Child Development - The Early Years (15026)
Prerequisite: 80% or better in Child Development - Meets Daily - 1.0 Credit
Students will continue to study about child development and child care career opportunities. The course will review and expand on the topics of physical, emotional, social, and intellectual development of preschoolers, elementary and early teenagers. This course is ideal for students that are thinking of going into any area of education, nursing, or social services. Trips to the elementary schools and/or nursery schools will be intricate part of the course.

Some units covered in this course include: Discipline; Emotional development; Physical development; Social development; Intellectual development; Toy selection and evaluation; Disabilities and evaluation; and Health and safety.

LCCC Fundamentals of Early Childhood Education (15030)
Please refer to the Dual Enrollment section of the Program Planning Guide
Offers an analysis of Early Childhood Education through historical, current, and future perspectives. Discussions of current teaching trends and best practices are included. Topics covered include major theorists, types of programs, environments, and cultural diversity.