WJ Family & Consumer Science (FACS) Department

Connie Pokress, Teacher
connie.pokress@walterjohnson.com
Phone: 301-803-7207

Family and Consumer Sciences (FACS) empowers individuals and families across a life span to manage the challenges of living and working in a diverse global society. Our unique focus is on families, work, and their interrelationships. The knowledge, skills, and processes acquired through Family and Consumer Sciences are applicable to the management of personal and family lives as well as work responsibilities.

For descriptions of FACS classes offered at WJ visit the WJ Online Course Bulletin

Child Development

The Walter Johnson Pre-school and Child Development Program provides an interactive learning environment for both high-schoolers and pre-schoolers.

Open enrollment for the next fall begins in January. Cost is $225 per semester for 3 class periods (2 hours and 20 minutes) four days per week. Children must be 4 years old by September 1 and toilet trained. Email Connie Pokress for an application. Questions can also be sent by email to teacher Connie Pokress

Learner Outcomes-Career Child Development Internship

Upon completion of the child development intern program, the students should be able to:

  • Identify career opportunites through practical experience;
  • Relate the learning experience of this course to future career and family responsibilities;
  • Plan developmentally appropriate activities for individuals and groups;
  • Implement planned activities with teacher supervision;
  • Demonstrate understanding of development levels of children by individualizing instructions;
  • Apply objective, unbiased techniques in observing and recording behavior;
  • Adapt instructions for children with special needs and for diverse populations;
  • Realize the importance of regular attendance to academic and professional growth, and to the continuity of learning for the children;
  • Recognize the importance of human relations skills and continuing self-evaluation to personal growth and development; and
  • Apply career skills in the workplace.
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