Child Development (Minor)

Department of Child Development and Family Science

Child Development is the study of how children grow physically, emotionally, socially, and cognitively from conception to adulthood. Students in the specialization apply child development theory to the practice of helping children across diverse settings, including child welfare and social service organizations. Child Development students take several applied skills courses taught by clinicians. In these courses, students develop therapeutic skills and are well-prepared to work with children and families in many settings following graduation.

We offer a major, minor, or certificate in child development at Central Washington University.

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Area(s) of Study
Development (child, adolescent, human, gerontology, or family)
Northwest Commision on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU)
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