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Family & Consumer Science

Philosophy

The purpose of Family and Consumer Science Education is to prepare students for family life, work life, and careers in Family and Consumer Sciences by providing opportunities to develop the knowledge, skills, attitudes, and behaviors needed for:

• Strengthening the well-being of individuals and families across the life span
• Becoming responsible citizens and leaders in family, community, and work settings
• Promoting optimal nutrition and wellness across the life span
• Managing resources to meet the material needs of individuals and families
• Balancing personal, home, family, and work lives
• Using critical and creative thinking skills to address problems in diverse family, community, and work environments
• Successful life management, employment, and career development
• Functioning effectively as providers and consumers of good and services
• Appreciating human worth and accepting responsibility for one’s actions and success in family and work life

Beedy, David
Director of STEM Education dbeedy@elmhurst205.org
Henderson, Ed.D., Mary
Associate Superintendent for Learning and Leadership Development