Family, Consumer, and Human Development
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Enrolling Your Child
For enrollment information about any of the programs below contact:
The Department of Family, Consumer, and Human Development
Utah State University, Logan, Utah 84322-2905
For Questions, please contact Misty, but you can enroll your child by going to the "apply" link to the left.
Child Development Laboratory Programs
(F, Sp Semesters)
The Infant-Toddler Laboratory is offered in conjunction with the course, FCHD 3510, Development in Infancy. Children from birth through 2 years of age attend the Laboratory three afternoons per week. FCHD 3550 students (under the guidance of a head teacher) are responsible for planning and implementing curricula which meet designated social competency goals.
(F, Sp Semesters)
The Two-Year-Old Laboratory was designed to reflect the diverse developmental needs of 2-year-olds who attend this Laboratory 2 mornings per week. Since very few programs are available for 2-year-olds locally, this program provides excellent social and educational opportunities for this age group. It also provides a unique opportunity for students to interact solely with 2-year-olds.
(F, Sp Semesters)
This Laboratory was created to serve the dual purpose of providing educational experience for 3-year-olds and their families. Children attend Laboratory 4 mornings per week. A parent attends with each child 1 day per week, and functions as a participating "teacher" in the classroom. In addition, parent education seminars specifically addressing current child and family issues, as well as parental concerns and interests are held.
(F, Sp, Su Semesters)
The Traditional Laboratory serves 4- and 5-year-olds in an unstructured discovery-oriented environment. Children attend Laboratory 4 half days per week. Like the other programs, the functioning of this Laboratory is based upon encouraging children to make choices for themselves about which activities they will undertake. A small group approach is evident in group times and snack situations.
Letters From Parents
My son has his last day of preschool tomorrow. He is my youngest and he starts kindergarten in the fall. That means I'm done with campus preschool, and I'm quite, quite sad about it. As you probably know, I've had three boys go through your program, and we have loved every minute. It has been a positive experience since day one with my oldest and teacher Mary. All the teachers, students, and support staff have made it that way for us, and I am so grateful.
Some of the highlights: Trust. I trusted all the teachers with my children. They communicated well, were open, thoughtful, and outgoing. I never had a single qualm about leaving my precious kids with you guys for a big chunk of their day.
Love: I know it is a job, and I know you probably don't love those tykes all the time. You are only human. But we sure felt a lot of it coming our way. It takes a lot of patience and practice, and watching my kids interact with the teachers in such an affectionate, open way does my heart good. I loved to see him jumping out of the car with enthusiasm because he knew he was going to a place where people loved him.
Fun: I don't know where you fit it all, but your cupboards were sure packed with imagination and fun. I loved seeing pictures of the kids painting rocks, wearing scuba gear, getting messy, and acting out their dreams as spacemen, firefighters, and artists. I also learned a lot about making fun for kids from you guys. I've taken those lessons home to make my home a better, more fun place.
It hardly seems adequate, but I wanted to pass on a giant Thank You to you and the whole program. It has been a big part of our life up to now, a hallmark that each of my kids has experienced, and then watched their little brother experience. Those shared memories are going to be a part of who they are for a long time.
You guys are the best. Love,
*This letter arrived from a grateful parent.