Family and Consumer Sciences
Family and consumer sciences deals with the relationship between individuals, families, and communities, and the environment in which they live. The field represents many disciplines including consumer science, nutrition, parenting, family economics and resource management, human development, interior design, textiles, apparel design, as well as other related subjects.
Oklahoma Home and Community Education is committed to educating Oklahomans about family and consumer issues, providing community service, and bringing friends together. With more than 5,000 members, OHCE has a strong history of promoting family values and shaping the community. OHCE members are adults of all ages who are interested in continuing their education on issues affecting family and developing life skills.
OCES County educators in Family and Consumer Sciences work closely with local OHCE groups to bring the latest research-based information from Oklahoma State University to each community. OHCE county, district, and state officers maintain a strong educational partnership with OCES-FCS county educators and district and state specialists.
At local monthly meetings club activities are discussed and a lesson is presented by an OHCE volunteer. The lessons often come from educational information provided by OCES-FCS. Lesson topics cover areas such as cultural enrichment, health, nutrition, parenting, and financial management.
Parenting & Young Children
The OSU Family & Consumer Science programs offer a wide variety of workshops for parents over basic discipline and guidance, communication and parenting issues.