External funding enabled the IUP Child and Family Studies Program to offers classes for early care and education practitioners in 2009.
Dr. Fredalene Bowers secured $40,000 in external funding to develop a special partnership between IUP’s Human Development and Environmental Studies Department, the Northwest Regional Key, and Indiana County Head Start. Mrs. Marion Henry was the instructor for a six-credit Child Development associate course in the Child and Family Studies program. Twenty-four students successfully completed the course, and a banquet was held on May 29 to recognize the students. Lydia Cerroni of Northwest Regional Key was the keynote speaker.
Also attending the banquet were Marion Henry, instructor; Fredalene Bowers; and Mary Swinker, department chairperson.