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Family and Consumer Science

The Family and Consumer Sciences Program is designed to prepare the students in real life skills. Course offerings include Foods I, Foods II, Child Development, Parenting, Nursery School and Early Childhood Education. These subject areas allow the student the opportunity to explore the world of consumerism and acquire skills which will enable them to become contributing members of our society. Many of these offerings are the foundations for career opportunities in culinary, education and social services.

The Foods program teaches the student basic skills each individual requires to make good choices in food preparation and consumption. These choices will affect the life long health of the individual and their families. Advanced Foods program exposes the student to event planning and preparation and the wide range of career opportunities.

The Nursery School is a community offering planned and taught by the students enrolled in the Nursery School class and the Tech Prep Early Childhood Education classes. Each Fall and Spring a nine week preschool session is offered to four year olds that live in East Hartford. The EHHS students apply their knowledge of Child Development and management skills in this exciting early childhood experience. College credit is awarded to those who successfully complete the year long Early Childhood Education class. This is the foundation for many career opportunities in education and social services.


Family and Consumer Science
 Credits
The Developing Child½
Preparation for parenting½
Nursery School / Child Care½
Foods 1½
Foods 2 / Culinary½
Childhood Education    (Tech Prep Credit)1


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