Child Development and Educational Studies Department
Welcome to our Constructivist Program of Study which includes our Reggio inspired programming, our strong background in Child Development and special education.
The Child Development and Educational Studies Department at Fullerton College has a rich tradition of providing quality instruction and active professional participation in the fields of child development and education. Research driven pedagogy, the ever-changing demands of the profession, and the needs of our students direct the department’s curriculum and certificates. The program is designed to provide both transfer and career preparation opportunities for students pursuing careers in Child Development, Teacher Education, and Human Services.
The department has a Reggio inspired Lab School/ Preschool Program for young children ages 2 -5.
Dr. Diane Levin will be speaking at the “Second Annual Chris Lamm” Lecture. Click on registration link above.
“Endangered Play, Endangered Development: Why Play is Even More Important in the 21st Century And What We Can Do To Promote It”
With noted Author, Researcher, and Advocate
Diane Levin, PhD, Professor of Education
Boston University’s Wheelock College
October 19th, 6:00pm
Wilshire Auditorium Fullerton College
Play is vital to all elements of a child’s development, yet there are many factors at work that are robbing children of the full benefits of play. Diane will explore the forces in society that are endangering play and will describe a wide variety of strategies we can use to promote and advocate for healthy development.
Dr. Levin has authored (and co authored) dozens of articles and eight books, including: The War Play Dilemma, Beyond Remote-Controlled Childhood, So Sexy So Soon, and Teaching Young Children in Violent Times.
The Child Development and Educational Studies department Lab School has been celebrating children through playing in the mud since the inception of “International Mud Day”. The earth’s soil bringing children together across the world simultaneously. Paint with mud, slide in mud, step in mud, toss mud, create mud pies.