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									Family Life and Child Development

History 101

In 1956, the BS Home Economics major in Family Life and Child Development (BSHE-FLCD) Program was instituted under the Department of Home Economics, College of Education. The UP Child Development Center (formerly known as the University Nursery School) was then established in 1957.

The UPCDC has evolved to become the first progressive preschool, the first to offer the infant development program and the first to conduct classes with children of multiple-age in one group (Vertical Class). Classes for special children as well as mainstreaming were also implemented. Saturday preschool classes were likewise offered for disadvantaged children.

The Department of Family Life and Child Development pioneered in offering conferences on family life, parent education and “yaya” training in the 1970’s.

In the 1980’s-the Department provided professional assistance in the development of legislation as part of the Coordinating Council for Early Childhood Education in the Philippines (CONCEP).


• The Department of Family Life and Child Development prides itself of being the only department in the Philippines offering degree programs which focus on the individual and collective development of family members.

The three degree programs offered are: BS Family Life and Child Development or BSFLCD); Diploma in Early Childhood Development (or DECD) Master of Family Life and Child Development or MFLCD).

• In 2004, the BFLCD curriculum was revised. • Highlight of the revision was the inclusion of the thesis to strengthen research skills of the graduates. • Laboratory courses for the teaching of curricular areas and the home management and family life education courses were also included.

• Project “Jumpstart in Research” served the springboard for the department-wide action researches using the UPCDC as a venue for study.

• The Department continues to provide consultancy services to government agencies such as the Council for the Welfare of Children (CWC), National Nutrition Council (NNC) and Congress.

• The Department of Family Life and Child Development envisions a family centered and value laden society that addresses the needs and holistic development of individuals and families, their empowerment and harmonious relationships.

Major Subjects

First year„
• FLCD 101 (Child Development) • FLCD 122 (Assessment of Preschool Children) • Psych 101 (General Psychology) • Socio 11 (Philippine Contemporary Social Issues) • HE 100 (Family Life and Societal Development))

Second year„
• FLCD 113 (Adolescence and Adulthood) • FLCD 124 (Programs for Preschool Children) • FLCD 126 (Integrated Core Curriculum) • EDSP 101 (Nature and Scope of SPED) • Chem 16 (General Chemistry) • CTRA 13 (Art in Daily Living) • HE 101 (```Ethics and Values in HE) • FN 11 ( Principles of Food Preparation) • STAT 101 (Elementary Statistics)

Third year„
• FLCD 135 (Marriage and Family Relationships) • FLCD 137 (Parent-Child Relations) • FLCD 138 (Creative Learning Experiences for Preschool Children) • FLCD 172 (Practicum) • CD 11 (Introduction to Community Development) • EDFD 116 (Educational Psychology) • EDFD 123 (Early Intervention for Exceptional Children) • HEED 131 (Consumer Education) • FN 110 (Food, Nutrition and Society)

Fourth year„
• FLCD 147 (Family Life Education Programs) • FLCD 174 (Practicum II) • FLCD 175 (Home Management) • FLCD 188 (Management for Programs for Preschool Children) • FLCD 199 (Research Methods in FLCD) • FLCD 200 (Undergraduate Thesis

Career Paths


Consultant in Designing Toys


Events Specialists for Kids


Researcher of Family Life and Child Development


Preschool Teacher/Own er


Department Chair:
Prof. Estrella Agustin “Teacher Yangky” Background in Educational psychology, music

Trivia: She already guested in “Homeboy”. V

T. Yangky
“FLCD is the most important degree”

FLCD has a crucial role in educating families to strengthen the relationship among its members
FLCD graduates are the chief educators of parenting to develop a healthy relationship, help people know about their rights and the corresponding responsibilities FLCD deals with different cultures and understands the diversity of family practices and values.


Faculty-in-charge: Dulce P. Abutal

“Teacher Dulce”

Dr. Aurorita Roldan

“Teacher Yoyit”
Background in psychology, women development studies, home economics

“We don’t just deal with families--we specifically attend and guide children on their development so that they will become an effective part of the family and society. We also study and contribute to the knowledge of proper parenting and child-rearing strategies. Our course’s name speaks for itself.”

• The Family Life and Child Development Circle (FLCD Circle) is committed to the development of its members through relevant endeavors that will benefit the FLCD Department, the UP Community, and the Society.

The Family Life and Child Development Circle (FLCD Circle) envisions FLCD students as familyoriented, childcentered and productive individuals working towards the advancement of society.

FLCD Circle has been involved with activities such as the Tara Run, EAMC Christmas party (a party for young cancer patients, and UP fair.

• The members of the FLCD Circle consists of FLCD majors or UP students who have taken at least 9 units of FLCD subjects. There are also the honorary members and alumni.

Connection w/ CHE
• The FLCD Circle is tied with the College of Home Economics because of the two sharing the same goals of training students to becoming a family-oriented and child-centered being so to be able to better serve society and every human regardless of age, race, intellect because we believe that each child is unique.


in connection with

the College of Home Economics

HE departments
• Food Technology - FLCD can coordinate with Food Technology by coming up with new and better products that will uplift the quality of the family. • Community Nutrition - Hand in hand with Community Nutrition, both can help out communities and its families through projects like outreach programs.

HE departments
• Clothing Technology - CT caters to children and families through the clothes and materials that they use in everyday. • Home Economics - HE is very important in the management and coordination of the whole family system. Understanding the home will help understand children and the family more.

HE departments
• Hotel, Restaurant, and Institution Management - Having an idea about families will be of great help to HRIM because when they know its dynamics, they will be able to aid them better.

• Interior Design - ID have clients of different families. They have to take into account the families’ dynamics and what is best for the children.

the CHE Connection
• “Our course speaks for itself.” -Dr. Aurorita Roldan • Specific subjects targeting the family. • Understanding children through the context of the family.

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