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Parenthood Education - 1/2 credit


Students take a look at the rewards, responsibilities, and challenges involved in the parenting role. The importance of the decision to become a parent is reinforced in each unit. Topics covered include human reproduction, pregnancy, heredity, medical care, childbirth, caring for a newborn, emotional adjustments, nutrition, discipline, guidance, family characteristics, child care, budgeting, meeting the needs of exceptional children, and providing a nurturing environment for toddlers and preschool children. Balancing work and family responsibilities is a major focus of this course. Work-based learning strategies appropriate for this course are field trips, job shadowing, and school-based enterprises. Simulations, projects, and teamwork provide opportunities for application of instructional competencies. FCCLA leadership activities provide the opportunity to apply instructional competencies and workplace readiness skills to authentic experiences. The course is offered only to junior and senior students. (Prerequisite: None)

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