Family and Consumer Science

Family and Consumer Science

  • AAFCS - IowaThe Iowa Affiliate of AAFCS provides opportunities for professional development, service, recognition, and networking to Family and Consumer Sciences professionals across Iowa.
  • Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America  FCCLA promotes personal growth and leadership development through Family and Consumer Sciences education.  Focusing on the multiple roles of family member, wage earner, and community leader, students develop skills for life through character development, creative and critical thinking, interpersonal communications, practical kowledge, and career preparation. 
  • Framework for FCS in Career and Technical Education (CTE) provides a tool for developing high-quality FCS programs of study. It is designed to help local and state CTE administrators leverage their FCS programs to support students preparation for high-skill, high-wage, and/or in-demand careers and meet local economic and workforce demands for talent. FCS educators can also use the Framework to support their program and instructional planning to enhance the relevancy of their FCS programs.
  • Iowa Department of Education - Family and Consumer Science Standards:  This PDF provides Iowa's standards for Family and Consumer Science. The Iowa Family and Consumer Sciences model includes national standards, national benchmarks, national indicators, model Iowa comprehensive occupational competencies, and academic proficiencies.  (Revalidated in 2009)

This site was updated on August 12, 2021.

Please contact Lou Howell with additional URLs that would be helpful to educators of family consumer science.