Family and Consumer Sciences Education

Family and Consumer Sciences (FACS) Education prepares students for family work, work life, and careers in Family and Consumer Sciences by empowering individuals and families across the life span to manage the challenge of living and working in a diverse global society.

Diane Ryberg
Education Consultant
Phone: 608-267-9088

Erik Sitts
Office Operations Associate
Phone: 608-267-2280


What's New in Family and Consumer Sciences Education

The Child Care Conference will be on October 7 at the Radisson Paper Valley Hotel in Appleton. Attendance at this annual conference is required for Family & Consumer Sciences educators teaching programs in Assistant Child Care Teacher [ACCT], Infant and Toddler [IT], and Child Care Teacher [CCT] skills certificate programs​. Conference registration is open on-line. Lodging reservations are also available until October 1.

Professional Staff Development Training for Family and Consumer Sciences Teachers is available at CESA offices again this year. Please visit the CTE Calendar for professional development workshops being offered near you.

The National Standards for Family and Consumer Sciences Education adds alignment with FCCLA programs, Career Clusters, and 21st Century Skills. For more information, click here.

The National Standards for Family and Consumer Sciences Education were officially adopted in December 1994. The nature of the standards provided for FACS educators are based on knowledge, skills, and dispositions needed for family life and global society and success in related career pathways. The overview and direction of the national standards are available at:


Program Information Resources Associations



Work Based Education

Career Cluster Correlations

Process Framework and Questions

Quality FCS Standards

21st Century Correlations

FCCLA Correlations

Certification - Memorandum, ACCT, CCT, IT

ECE Statewide Advanced Standing for DPI ACCT and CCT Courses

Teacher Licensing

Grant Opportunities

Personal Financial Literacy Planning Curriculum

Wisconsin's Model Academic Standards for Personal Financial Literacy

Food Science Equivalency

2011 Approved Child Care Services Program

FACS Professional Links

WI Association of FCCLA



For questions about this information, contact Diane Ryberg (608) 267-9088