Within the context of the broader university commitment to higher education, the Child Development Program offers opportunities for students to engage in the purposeful acquisition and integration of child development theory, research, and practice. Specifically, the program centers on the foundations of child development, child study and assessment, programs for children and families, professional qualities, critical thinking skills, and developmental context.
Students in the Child Development Program will gain an understanding of the development of children and families and how to apply this knowledge in a variety of human service and educational settings. Faculty will facilitate students’ professional development through teaching, leadership, promoting scholarly activities, and guiding relevant practical experiences. Graduates of the program will be knowledgeable and reflective professionals who recognize and value the uniqueness and diversity of children and families within and across multiple ecological contexts.
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“Everything I learn is reinforced every day with the children.”
Check out what Child Development major Amanda Edsall has to say about her major and her work at the Associated Student Child Development Laboratory (ASCDL)