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Mission
Mission Statement

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.
Vision Statement

Vision Statement

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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Chico State Child Development
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The official page for California State University, Chico Child Development.
Awards
-2002 High Quality Learning Environment Award.
STORY
Students who major in Child Development are interested in working directly with children and families or they want to work indirectly for children in administrative, advocacy, helping, or researcher roles. All majors acquire a comprehensive understanding of how children grow and develop from conception through adolescence. Our six emphases include: foundations of child development, child and envir...onmental assessment and study, programs for children and families, professionalism, critical thinking, and developmental context. Students know from the first semester what learning areas will be addressed and what skills they can expect to have upon graduation.

-Over 250 hours of supervised field work with children and families
-Partnerships with Development lab
-Active Child Development Student Association
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