The Developing ChildSummer Minor and Certificate program is an interdisciplinary, developmental science program designed to better prepare those who are interested in working with or on behalf of children ages 0-8. Integrating research, practice, and policy with problem-solving skills for the real world, our innovative program enriches students with an interdisciplinary approach to improving children's lives.
In its first summer, the program provided the student cohort with a variety of hands-on activities that helped to enrich their program experience. These included a practicum placement in an Early Childhood Education Program (ECEP) classroom, where they applied their new-found knowledge. Students also participated in a variety of team-building activities to help strengthen the collaborative cohort. They visited IDEO and the Design School at Stanford, where they received a private tour and talk by founder, David Kelly. During these visits students had the opportunity to see design thinking and to witness its process.
In Summer 2019, we want to continue providing our students with valuable experiences that help them apply the interdisciplinary and integrated content our program offers. The funds raised through this campaign will support a trip to the State Capitol, where students will meet with policy makers to learn more about the integration of developmental science and policy.
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Read what some of our past students have to say about the program!
"Throughout the whole program we have seminars that integrate cutting edge research with practice."
"Working with kids and applying our skills was a pretty great experience. Being able to visualize the concepts we were learning in the other classes made the work valuable."