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Family and Consumer Sciences Staff Development

Knowledge and Skills


  • Early Childhood Development and Services
  • Counseling and Mental Health Services
  • Family and Community Services
  • Personal Care Services
  • Consumer Services

Early Childhood Development and Services

Overview: “Early childhood development and services nurture and teach children”. Services include childcare centers, preschool programs, public schools, private households, family childcare homes, and before and after school programs. Sample occupations include:

  • Childcare Assistant/Worker
  • Teacher’s Assistant
  • Lead Teacher/Childcare Facilities
  • Assistant Director/Childcare Facilities
  • Director/Childcare Facilities
  • Nanny
  • Family Resource Center-Parent Educator
  • Preschool Teacher



  • H.S. certified course-Assistant Child Care Teacher
  • Community College or Technical Colleges-one-two-and three year programs in childcare, parenting, and child development
  • Four-year colleges and universities which offer degree programs in early childhood development and education
For questions about this information, contact Diane Ryberg (608) 267-9088