Liberal Studies Child Development
Bachelor of Arts
Congratulations to Child Development Student Ellen Colegrove: HSU Outstanding Student of the YearRead More
Dr. Kishan Lara-Cooper Named 2019/2020 Distinguished Faculty Outstanding Professor in TeachingRead More
Dr. Sara Chase Merrick Awarded $49,000 Grant from the Administration for Native AmericansRead More
Observing in the Child Development LabRead More
The Child Development LabRead More
Child Development AssociationRead More
Child Development Laboratory (CDL)
The Child Development Lab provides high quality hands-on learning experiences to Child Development majors as they teach preschool aged children and collaborate with their peers.
Research projects are conducted by individual faculty members, as well as by the department as a whole.
Peer Mentor Positons
Advanced Child Development majors work side by side with faculty to provide feedback and support for students in specific classes.
Directed Field Experience
In the Child Development Department, students have opportunities to work in the community, gaining valuable professional experience.
Rural Youth Volunteers in India
In the summer 2018, 7 students from Cal Poly Humboldt, Arcata, California and 8 students from Lady Irwin College (LIC), New Delhi worked in two rural communities in India.
"The Child Development Department helped me foster skills and knowledge of children, families and community dynamics and prepared me for a multitude of possibilities."
"My time in the Child Development department was full of meaningful experiences. From the thoughtful class discussions to field work experiences, I graduated feeling both prepared and secure."
"The Child Development program at Humboldt State is composed of experienced, empathetic and passionate leaders who consistently look out for the needs of their students and work hard to keep their classrooms relevant and inviting."
"The child development program at HSU was truly the best decision I ever made. It took one child development class to become a CD major. I learned a lot from my instructions and peers. The class size was small enough for you to interact and get to know everyone. The faculty and staff have always been so welcoming and caring for the students in their program. If you need help, they will go out of their way to do so. They are very understanding of everyone’s situation. I don’t think I would have had that experience anywhere else. The knowledge I gained from this program really helped me to become the educator I am today. I am truly grateful to have been part of this program and had the privilege to work with such amazing people."
"The child development department at HSU provided me with an exceptional foundation of understanding child development and family studies as a dynamic and interactive process. The department fostered an environment of meaningful relationships, inclusion and a sense of connectedness. I am beyond thankful for my time and experiences in this department. Currently I am a graduate student at Texas Tech University, expecting to graduate in Spring of 2021 with a M.S. in Human Development and Family Studies. I am also a graduate Research Assistant and plan to continue in the field of research."