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We are a program of study, for both graduate and undergraduate students, addressing the needs of children, adults and families across the life course. We do more than just work with people…we make a difference in people’s lives.
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- Early childhood education
- Disabilities and early intervention
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Applications are being accepted for the Julie Mapes Wilgen Award in Human Sexuality & Gender Studies. Click here for more information.
Ellie Tunison, ECE major and intern in the Prekindergarten Reading Encouragement Project (PREP) offers a monthly reading guide aimed at supporting literacy at home. Tunison said she hopes to make a difference in childhood literacy. UDaily 11/22/13.
Steven M. Eidelman, H. Rodney Sharp Professor of Human Services Policy and Leadership, was invited to speak at The Kennedy Forum during the plenary panel, examining how President Kennedy’s initiative helped serve people with mental disabilities and how the “lessons learned” can be applied to future efforts. UDaily 11/21/13
Staci Perlman, assistant professor in the University of Delaware’s College of Education and Human Development, has partnered with Joe Willard, vice president of policy at the People's Emergency Center in West Philadelphia, to examine the extent of homelessness in children with the intention of identifying interventions that could be implemented to improve their outcomes. UDaily 11/18/13
Dr. Bahira Sherif Trask and Dr. Barbara Settles, professors in the Department of Human Development & Family Studies, organized a conference in Annapolis, Md., in June for the National Family Science Association. The conference provided attendees from human development and family studies departments across the country the opportunity to discuss the skills students need to make them competitive, while making a positive change in society. Also discussed was the impact of globalization and diversity on U.S. society and why the changes were happening so rapidly. Recent graduates and CEHD students were invited to present, including doctoral students Amanda Rich, Nikki DiGregorio, Juana Gavria, Laura Finan and Megan Barolet-Fogarty, and recent Ph.D. graduates Bethany Willis Hepp and Karen Mancini. UDaily, For the Record 9/20/13.
The “First Step” competition is for undergraduate students to create innovative solutions to today’s healthcare challenges. CHS will fund the top 20 projects and in late April, the students will present posters at a symposium. The top 3 projects at the symposium will win awards. Click here to view the flyer or go to http://www.udel.edu/chs/firststep/ for more information. Posted 9/12/2013
Dr. Susan Hall is appointed as the interim chair of HDFS. Dr. Hall is currently Deputy Dean of the College of Health Sciences and professor of kinesiology and applied physiology. Announced 7/1/2013
Dr. Bahira Trask, presented at the Congress of the Swiss Sociological Association meeting on “The Continued Significance of Families: Incorporating Concepts of Globalization, Family Change and Social Capital into Social Scientific Analyses.” UDaily, For the Record 7/19/13.
The National Leadership Consortium on Developmental Disabilities, led by Steven Eidelman, H. Rodney Sharp Professor of Human Services Policy and Leadership, and Nancy Weiss, instructor in HDFS, has been awarded $200,000 over two years to establish the Jewish Leadership Institute on Disability and Inclusion. Funded by the Ruderman Family Foundation, this grant will help leaders in the Jewish service community increase inclusion for individuals with disabilities. UDaily, For the Record 7/19/13.
Dr. Michael Ferrari received the University of Delaware’s College of Education and Human Development (CEHD) Excellence in Teaching Award. The Excellence in Teaching Award recognizes outstanding faculty instructors who demonstrate a notable commitment to excellence in teaching. UDaily, CEHD Faculty Awards 4/29/13
Nov 22 - Graduate Open House, 1:00 pm Willard Hall Education Building, Room 007
Nov 25 - Deadline for receipt of master's theses for degrees conferred in December 2013.
Nov 27 - Classes suspended.
Nov 28 - Dec 1 - Thanksgiving Holiday, Classes suspended, University Offices closed.
Dec 2 - Classes resume 8:00 am.
Jan 25 - Applications deadline for the Julie Mapes Wilgen Award in Human Sexuality & Gender Studies. Click here for more information