Student Opportunities — Child Development and Family Relations

  • A student practices teaching an age-appropriate lesson plan

    DEVELOP EXPERTISE IN SKILLS YOU’LL USE IN YOUR CAREER — Teaching a lesson plan that engages children at exactly the right developmental level can be more challenging than you might expect. Learn the tricks of the trade from your experienced professors.

    What’s Happening for Child Development and Family Relations Majors

    Child development and family relations majors can engage in various activities outside of the classroom, embellishing their credentials and enthusiasm for their field. Near IUP's campus there are YMCAs, United Way offices, homeless and domestic violence shelters, and social service agencies that are looking for volunteers.

    Child Development and Family Relations Student Association

    The Child and Family Studies Association supports all major and minor students concerned with the well-being of children and their families. The Child and Family Studies Association holds fundraisers to support local social service agencies, schedules guest speakers, and organizes field trips to urban early childhood programs and agencies.

    Child Development Lab

    Our child development lab is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). You will have the opportunity to work with children in the community, from infancy to age five.