HDF 313 – Child Development: Motor, language, cognitive, social, and emotional development in the family context.
HDF 113L – Child Development Laboratory: Observe children at the University Child and Family Laboratory and relate observations to the issues discussed in related coursework.
HDF 338 – Developmentally Appropriate Practices with Young Children: Students learn developmentally appropriate practices, the importance of play, arranging environments, material selections, and a basic understanding about centers and activities for young children. They may observe children or interview families about these changes.
Student Classroom Participants
HDF 266C – Guidance in Adult-Child Relationships: Explore the theory and implementation of positive child and adult interactions, communication, and guidance strategies.
HDF 266L – Guidance in Adult-Child Relationships Lab: Interact with children and families at the Priscilla Pond Flawn Child and Family Laboratory while under supervision, to explore the development of skills in positive child and adult interactions, communication, guidance strategies, and observational data collection.
HDF 357 – Applied Child Development: Apply theoretical concepts in child development through fieldwork with children and families in a laboratory school setting. Observe children and practice professional interactions with children and families.
HDF 652P – Field Practicum: Early Childhood: Designed for students in their last semester. Study and implementation of skills necessary for planning, guiding, and interacting with young children and their families; and for the management of facilities that provide services for young children.
Graduate classroom assistants are graduate students from Human Development and Family Sciences or a related department who are placed at the Laboratory as part of their professional development in their graduate program. They are employees of and paid by the university for this work. These students assist the Master Teachers both in the classroom and in providing support services outside the classroom. Each graduate assistant is assigned to work with a Master Teacher for 10 hours per week.