AK State Family and Consumer Sciences/Home Economics Standards

Child Development, Education, and Parenting Standards

Analyze factors that impact human growth and development across the life span.

A2Understand the stages of pregnancy from conception to birth and the relationship between nutrition, exercise, lifestyle, and medical care, and the normal development of the fetus.
A3Recognize the development needs of children and adolescents: physical, social, emotional, and cognitive.
A4Implement developmentally appropriate learning, play, and recreational activities that promote language, cognitive, psychomotor, sensory, physical, and emotional development.
A5Identify ways to address the needs and enhance the development of exceptional children who require special services.
A6Access sources of parenting information, support, and assistance.
A7Identify ways in which families, communities, and society can share in providing a safe and nurturing environment for children and adolescents.
A8Determine and apply practices related to nutrition, safety, and sanitation that promote a healthy and safe environment for children.
A9Evaluate parenting practices that maximize human growth and development.

Personal, Family, and Community Relationship Standards

Demonstrate qualities and characteristics of healthy, safe, respectful, and caring relationships through all stages of life.

B4Analyze personal needs and expectations affective positive communication in interpersonal relationships.

Food Science, Wellness, and Nutrition Management

Determine the relationship of physical, emotional, and mental health to wellness.

C7Apply risk management procedures to food safety, food testing, and sanitation from production through consumption.
C8Demonstrate use of current technology in food product development and marketing.
C9Evaluate the impact of science and technology on food composition, safety, and marketing.
C10Identify and integrate knowledge and skills related to career options in nutrition, food science, and wellness.

Effective Management of Human, Economic, and Environmental Resources

Integrate knowledge, skills, and practices required for careers in hospitality, tourism, and recreation; consumer services; housing, interiors, and furnishings; and textiles and apparel.

D3Understand the impact of technology and the environment on all aspects of individual and family life and work.
D4Analyze ways to take responsibility for living in a global environment.
D6Demonstrate management of individual and family resources, including food, clothing, shelter, health care, recreation, and transportation to create and maintain healthy living environments for self and others.
D7Manage resources including finances to meet the goals of individual and families across the life span.
D9Understand consumer rights and responsibilities.

Career Planning and Employability Focusing on Self, Family, and Community

Demonstrate transferable and employability skills in community and workplace settings.

E3Apply family and consumer science skills including cooperative work habits, a sense of responsibility, and problem-solving to jobs and careers.
E4Demonstrate teamwork and leadership skills by participating in activities and community service.
E5Demonstrate general procedures and work habits that promote business profitability and career success.
E6Evaluate cultural differences as related to individuals, family, and work.
E7Analyze interests, aptitudes, personality, and education skills necessary for entering various careers.
E8Maintain a personal and work environment that supports the safety and well being of self and others.
E9Examine the occupational outlook for careers to make informed choices.
E10Create a plan that prepares students to meet the training requirements of their career choices.