Course Syllabus

                       Mrs. Faulkner                             

Parenting & Child Development  

Louisburg High School

Welcome back to school!  I am happy to have you in Parenting, and look forward to our semester of learning together.  You will be expected to come to class with a positive attitude, ready to learn.  I count on you to work cooperatively and show respect to others in your class.  You can count on me to be well-prepared and to treat you fairly.   If you have any questions or comments, please see me after school.  Tutoring is available Wednesdays from 2:45 – 3:30.


Course Description

This course introduces students to responsible nurturing and basic child development theory. Emphasis is on responsibilities of parents, readiness for parenting, and the influence parents have on children while providing care and guidance. Skills in planning, communication, resource management, and problem solving are reinforced.  The focus is on infants to age six. Students can participate in the “Baby Think it Over” program in which they will bring home an interactive doll.  Students will care for this doll as if it were a real baby. This course is recommended as preparation for the study of Early Childhood Education I and II.


CTE Grading Criteria:                       Classwork/Homework:  40%

                                                           Tests/Quizzes:  40%  

                                                           Projects:  20%

*  The final exam is a state-produced Career & Technical Education End-of-Course Test and counts 20% of the final grade.

Franklin County Schools Grading Scale: Report cards will go out every 9 weeks.  Progress reports will be distributed on week 3 and week 6.

A: 90-100 

B: 80-89 

C: 70-79

D:  60-69

F: 59 and Below

Supplies Needed:   3-ring binder, notebook paper, pencil, pen

In order to engage students, teach responsible use of Internet tools, and encourage learning in  my classroom, I use the following tools:

  • Quizlet 
  • Quizizz
  • Quia
  • Kahoot!
  • Google Forms
  • YouTube for Education

More information can be found on the FCS Technology Department page under Online Educational Resources and Tools. To review the privacy policy for the tools used in my classroom, please click on the 3rd Party Digital Resources.  Also, please be sure to return to my classroom page for updates.  Technology is always changing and the list may change during the course of the semester/year.

Contact Information:

Hettie Faulkner, MAEd., NBCT

Family & Consumer Sciences Teacher

Louisburg High School 

201 Allen Lane 

Louisburg, N.C. 27549 

(919) 496-3725 ext. 253

I can be reached between 1:30 and 3:15 daily.  You can follow my class on Twitter at @HFaulknerLHS.

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