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The Family and Consumer Science Child Development class at the high school works with third graders, interviewing each other, making sugar cookies, playing Bingo and doing the chicken dance. Left to right: Ben O'Neill, Brad Hetchler and Rav Veness. Submitted photo

They learn, earn college credit

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Though we wish they did, children don't come with instruction manuals.

Food, nutrition and childhood development teacher Sue Schwartz's family and consumer education class may be the next best thing.

Her 80-minute high school sessions go well beyond home economics. Students who complete the curriculum earn credits that transfer to either a technical college or four-year university if the student pursues higher education in a child-focused discipline.

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