Related National Standards for Family and Consumer Sciences Education
National Standards for Family and Consumer Sciences EducationThe National Standards for Family and Consumer Sciences Education have been correlated to the tasks/competencies in this course. These correlations appear on the task/competency pages, and an unduplicated list of these standards appears below.
For additional information about the National Standards for Family and Consumer Sciences Education, see http://www.doe.in.gov/octe/facs/NASAFACS/index.html.
Explain the roles and functions of individuals engaged in early childhood, education, and services.
Analyze opportunities for employment, entrepreneurial endeavors, and emerging careers.
Summarize education and training requirements and opportunities for career paths in early childhood, education, and services.
Analyze the role of professional organizations in education and early childhood.
Explore assessment tools and methods to observe and interpret children's growth and development and apply to assess growth and development across the lifespan.
Analyze cultural and environmental influences when assessing development of children, youth and adults.
Implement learning activities in all curriculum areas that meet the developmental needs of learners.
Implement an integrated curriculum that incorporates a learner's language, learning styles, early experiences, and cultural values.
Demonstrate a variety of teaching methods to meet individual needs of learners.
Arrange the classroom environment to provide for learners' exploration, discovery, development, and reflection through multiple methods including learning centers.
Establish effective activities, routines, and transitions for various age groups.
Manage physical space to maintain a learning environment that is safe and healthy and encourages physical activity.
Apply safe and healthy practices that comply with local, state, and federal regulations to assure learners' safety.
Plan safe and healthy meals and snacks that meet USDA standards.
Document symptoms of abuse and neglect and use appropriate procedures to report suspected abuse or neglect to the designated authorities.
Implement basic health practices and prevention procedures for workers and learners regarding illness, communicable diseases, accidents and trauma.
Demonstrate security and emergency procedures.
Apply developmentally appropriate and culturally responsive guidelines for behavior.
Implement strategies for constructive and supportive interactions between children, youth and adults and their families and communities.
Explore opportunities for continuing training and education.
Apply professional ethical standards as accepted by the recognized professional organizations.
Implement federal, state, and local standards, policies, regulations, and laws that affect programs for children, youth and adults and their families.
Demonstrate enthusiasm, initiative, and commitment to program goals and improvements.
Apply entrepreneurial and management skills to planning businesses in early childhood, education, and services.