Family & Consumer Science

Family and consumer science courses offered at each grade level.

Child Development I  – Grades 11, 12

Child Development II – Grade  12 

Grades 11, 12
893 (CP) Child Development I 
Full year course 5 per/7 day cycle  – 5 credits
None;  Teacher and Department Head approval required
Limited enrollment
This course will introduce the students to Child Development theory. The students will apply their knowledge when working with the children in the preschool lab. They will explore teaching methods in areas such as science, math, art, language and music. Students should have an interest in or experience working with pre-school aged children and/or pursuing a career in the field of education.  This is a hands on class, a true working pre-school, as there are 12 preschool aged children under your care four days each week.

Grade 12
895 (CP) Child Development II 
Full year course 5 per/7 day cycle  – 5 credits
Child Development I with Grade of C
Limited enrollment 
Students will have the opportunity to further apply their training and knowledge in our preschool.  The study of children is accomplished through class readings, discussions, research projects and observations.  Each student will participate in planning the weekly preschool curriculum as well as creating and applying different forms of assessment.  Students must be in good academic standing.

Articulation Agreement for Child Development I & II

  1. Students who have fulfilled the learning outcomes of Middlesex’s identified specialty area based on secondary level of coursework at Burlington High School’s Family and Consumer Sciences Department will be granted credits at Middlesex Community College as follows:

    Burlington High school Middlesex community COLLEGE

    654 (CP) Childhood Development I
    – and  –
    655 (CP) Childhood Development II

    EDU 100 Introduction to Early Childhood Education
    (3 credits)
  2. To receive credit for the above mentioned Middlesex Community College courses, students must: 

    1. graduate from Burlington High School

    2. earn a minimum cumulative grade of “B-” (80%) in the Burlington High School courses noted above

    3. meet all Middlesex admissions requirements and be a matriculated student in good standing 

    4. submit an official high school transcript documenting graduation to Middlesex Enrollment Services

  3. Students may apply the articulated credit to any Middlesex Community College certificate or associate degree program that can accommodate the credit