Human Development and Family Studies News

The Child Development Laboratories, in conjunction with Lansing Community College and Central Michigan Association for the Education of Young Children, sponsored a successful early childhood conference, Coming Together for Young Children, on Saturday, February 13. The conference had over 400 attendees from across the state. Jen Davis, Head Teacher in the 24-month room, served as conference chair for the 2016. Head Teachers from both sites, East Lansing and Haslett, presented on their areas of expertise. Child Development majors were moderators for conference sessions, https://hdfs.msu.edu/cdl/outreach.

 

Sarah Douglas, Assistant Professor in HDFS, wins an Early On Michigan faculty grant. The study investigates the practices and perceptions of early interventionists and their use of coaching with caregivers of children with special needs. The study adds to Dr. Douglas’ highly innovative research portfolio, which also includes the use of sensor technology in early childhood classroom settings to understand how children communicate with each other and with teachers.

 

 

East Lansing, MI, April 1, 2016 – Michigan State University is hosting a GeoCache for College Cash event on Thursday April 21st 2016, as part of Michigan’s Money Smart Week campaign.  A chance for students to win up to $2,500 in college expense assistance and other prizes, GeoCache for College Cash at MSU is one of more than 4,000 free financial programs taking place nationally during Money Smart Week 2016.

Money Smart Week is a national public awareness campaign to promote financial education across all age groups and all knowledge levels. The MSU GeoCache for College Cash event will include topics such as: managing student debt, avoiding identity theft, using debit and credit cards wisely, understanding auto financing, successful budgeting and improving your credit score.  Did we mention prizes?  Food and cash for college? All while playing GeoCache for College Cash using a smartphone and QR code app.

The MSU GeoCache for College Cash event takes place in Human Ecology Room 300 from 6-8 pm, Thursday, April 21st.  In addition to the GeoCache poster contest, there will be interactive games to test your financial literacy for a chance to win prizes, and informational exhibits by MSU Federal Credit Union, MSU Extension, the department of Human Development and Family Studies, MSU Libraries, and City of Lansing Financial Empowerment Center, among others!

Prizes include a chance at $1,000 statewide college expense assistance award from Ally Financial, two $500 statewide college expense assistance award from the JumpStart Coalition and local prizes to include gift cards to local businesses, a Mark Dantonio autographed football. One MSU student is guaranteed to win a $500 scholarship from the generous HDFS department at MSU.  There will also be lots of snacks and beverages for those who participate!

Get involved. Get engaged. Get smart. Play GeoCache to win College Cash! 

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The Child Development Laboratories, in conjunction with
Lansing Community College and Central Michigan Association for the Education of
Young Children, sponsored a successful early childhood conference, Coming
Together for Young Children, on Saturday, February 13.  The conference had over 400 attendees from
across the state.  Jen Davis, Head
Teacher in the 24-month room, served as conference chair for the 2016.  Head Teachers from both sites, East Lansing
and Haslett, presented on their areas of expertise.  


Front row: Georgina Foakes, Emily Peters, Patricia Cudahy

Back row: Karly Smothers, Jillian Kwapik, Amy Berry, Emma
Gafney, Hannah Munzenberger, Alyssa Camacho

 

Child Development Laboratory preschoolers design banner and march in MSU’s commemorative walk to honor great social justice leader, Martin Luther King, Jr.!  The children’s banner and plans to walk were organized by head teacher, Nora Thompson.  The commemorative walk starts on January 18, 2016 at the MSU Union at 3:15 p.m. and ends at the MSU Administration Building at 4:15 p.m.  Please join us and the children!