Degrees and Certifications:
Ms. Nicole Ross
Subject: FACS (Family and Consumer Science)
Education/Experience:I attended the illustrious North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University where I received my Bachelor of Science Degree in Family Consumer Sciences (Fashion Merchandising & Design).
Teaching Experience: 7 years of teaching experience at Overhills High School.
About Me: I'm a young, innovative, fashionable CTE educator. I'm originally from Passaic, New Jersey raised in Red Springs, North Carolina. I'm a member of the most SOPHISTICATED organization of Women (Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Incorporated). I enjoy traveling and teaching and spending time with those I hold dear to my heart. My vision is to motivate my students to become successful professionals and to exceed all GOALS!
Dear parents/guardians and family: Your student will soon experience many of the responsibilities required of the caregiver of a new infant. As a temporary caregiver, your student will care for RealCare® Baby, a computerized infant simulator that must be supervised by your student at all times. Baby will cry and need to be fed, burped, rocked, and have its diapers changed. It is your student’s responsibility to tend to Baby’s needs. Baby is part of the Realityworks® Handle with Care: Basic Infant Care Program. A small computer inside Baby is programmed to follow the actual schedules of 15 different newborns. Each day Baby will be on a different schedule. Baby may need your student to care for it at inconvenient times, including when he/she is sleeping. Your student will be graded on learning how to keep Baby happy, their understanding of the full-time commitment of child care, their persistence (getting through the care simulation without quitting), the care and condition of Baby and supplies, and returning everything to school on time. Incidences of neglect, head support failure, shaking, rough handling, wrong position, no diaper, and other functions are recorded by Baby’s computer and will lower your student’s grade. Some of these behaviors will produce intense crying that your student should learn to avoid. " Baby's intense crying can be stopped by rocking Baby. Your student will wear a waterproof, hospital-type wristband with a unique ID that must be present whenever your student is caring for Baby. Without the ID, Baby will not accept care. The wristband must be in good condition and still on your student’s wrist when Baby is returned. You can help by providing emotional support and treating Baby as if it were real. You may advise, but the student should do the actual work of caring for Baby. The RealCare® Baby infant simulator uses computerized technology and represents a substantial investment by the sponsoring school or organization. If the RealCare® Baby infant simulator is abused, damaged, or lost while in my student’s possession, I agree to reimburse Overhills High School Career And Technical Education up to $___972__. Other charges may be assessed for damaged or missing accessories. Lack of sleep may cause your student to become drowsy. Please do not allow your student to drive if overly tired. Instruct your student to pull over to care for Baby if it cries while he or she is driving. For schedule conflicts, please contact the instructor. " Thank you for your patience and support in making this project a learning experience for your student!
ALL (A)/(B) AND Virtual Students are assigned to pick up babies on arrival date. Which will always be from @9:15am-10:20 am on either (Monday, Thursday & Friday). Students are to check-in at the front office and receive a visitor's pass to come to room A125 and pick up their infant simulator. Due to COVID-19 guidelines, Infant simulators are sent home without clothing on. It is the student's responsibility to dress their baby. Students will only receive a pair of diapers and one bottle to take home with an infant front carrier to carry the baby which is first come first serve.
Also, Due to COVID guidelines when picking up your infant simulators please adhere to the 6 feet rule and wear a mask. Please wait outside the door of the classroom if I'm with another student.
IF THE STUDENT TAKES A BABY HOME ON A (MONDAY). THEY MUST RETURN THE INFANT SIMULATOR TUESDAY MORNING AT (7:30 AM).
IF THE STUDENT TAKES A BABY HOME ON A (THURSDAY). THEY MUST RETURN THE INFANT SIMULATOR FRIDAY MORNING AT (7:30 am).
IF THE STUDENT TAKES A BABY HOME ON A (FRIDAY). THEY MUST RETURN THE INFANT SIMULATOR MONDAY MORNING AT (7:30 AM).
Failure to do so will result in a grading penalty.
FACE TO FACE STUDENTS ARE ABLE TO LEAVE CLASS WITH THEIR INFANT SIMULATOR.
Parent please read all documents under the Real Care Infant Simulation experience and complete the google form. Acknowledging that you understand the costs, procedures, and specific protocols for your child to participate in the Real Care Experience.
Parent Permission Form
Student Permission Form
Welcome to my Child Development class. I look forward to meeting and working with you this semester. Below is a list of my Google classroom codes by section. This invitation is for participating students enrolled in the course. Once you join the class, an alert will be sent to me and you will view information about the class on this specific platform.
If you have any questions, please see my contact information listed.
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