Help create a happy home.
A safe and happy home life is essential in the growth of a child. In this program, you will
develop the specialized skills to help families create the environment a child needs for
This program explores normal developmental stages of children and families. You will
study current research and take courses in human development and behavior, parent-child relationships, nutrition, and other topics. Depending on your career goals, you could also explore the needs of families experiencing domestic violence, substance
abuse, illness, death or mental health issues.
Much of your education will take place in real-world settings, such as the Child
Development Laboratory, where you will observe and document children playing and
interacting, create stimulating learning environments, and meet with parents to discuss
the progress of their children.