Students in Child Development classes will soon be caring for "babies" represented by 10lb bags of flour. On November 5, the two-week project kicked off with a gender reveal party. Each student took a bite of a cupcake to find out the gender of their "baby." Each flour baby will be dressed, swaddled, and given a name along with a birth certificate. Students will be assigned careers with a set income and tax bracket and will accordingly plan a budget to manage the expenses of daily living such as housing, transportation, and grocery bills. Additionally, they will have to keep an hourly log for seven days and deal with unforeseen situations – like an illness – that occur when caring for a baby. At the end of the project, they will each write a reflection on their experience.

 

 


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