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FAMILY & CONSUMER SCIENCES

Family & Consumer Sciences focuses on skills needed to successfully manage resources, not only as individuals, but as group members within the family, workplace, and community. With a variety of courses offered, Family & Consumer Sciences helps students develop skills in the areas of self-confidence, setting goals, developing values and making educated decisions. These courses prepare students for daily life challenges by providing opportunities to express individual creativity. Family & Consumer Sciences students develop career pathway awareness, 21st century skills, an understanding of relationships and life management skills surrounding nutrition, health, consumerism and parenting. 

Mission: Empower students to make informed decisions about their well-being, relationships, and resources to achieve a balanced personal and professional life.

Goals:

  • Develop career awareness and 21st century skills to facilitate the transition from school to career
  • Develop an understanding of human growth and life-span development
  • Examine the relationships among individuals, families, communities and the environments in which they function
  • Develop life management skills including nutrition, consumerism, and parenting skills
  • Use leadership and teamwork skills to collaborate with others to accomplish common goals
Conard student-led preschool - The Children’s Place

Dear families and friends;

The Conard student-led preschool The Children’s Place continues to be an integral part of the Introduction to Early Childhood and Early Childhood Careers courses. High school students enrolled in these early childhood courses work directly with district toddlers under the supervision of Family & Consumer Sciences teachers in an environment filled with play, paint, and reading areas.  

Conard’s laboratory preschool will meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays during the first semester, starting on October 13 and ending on January 5. The time of the program is 9:20am - 10:50 am. 

This program is open to West Hartford families with children who are 2 1/2 to 5 years of age. If interested please send an email to Jennifer_Vauter@whps.org at Conard. Include “Fall 2022 Preschool” in the subject of the email and make note that we will need both you and your child’s first and last names, mailing addresses, and the child’s date of birth in this email.

We will hold an orientation for all interested parties on Tuesday, October 11 from 9:30-10:00 am at Conard. You will have a chance to tour the room and meet some of our high school student teachers.

Lastly, payment for the program is $90 payable to Conard High School by check or cash. If you have any questions feel free to contact me via email.  

Thank you for considering The Children’s Place.   

Jennifer Vauter

Family & Consumer Sciences Teacher
Director of The Children’s Place preschool
Email: Jennifer_Vauter@whps.org
Phone: 860-231-5151

Health Sciences & Human Services Pathway 

These courses prepare students for daily life challenges by providing opportunities to express individual creativity.

Hospitality & Tourism Pathway

With a variety of courses offered, we help students develop skills in the areas of self-confidence, setting goals, developing values and making educated decisions.

STAFF

Jessica Brand

Family & Consumer Sciences Teacher

Carla Case

Family & Consumer Sciences Teacher

Brian Cohen

Department Supervisor of Business & Finance, Family & Consumer Sciences, and Technology & Engineering