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Early child care and education programs at WSU merge
April 8, 2015

PULLMAN, Wash. – Effective July 1, two Washington State University programs providing early childhood education services will merge. The WSU Children’s Center (CC) and the Department of Human Development’s Child Development Program (CDP) will become a single unit under the administration of the Department of Human Development in the College of Agricultural, Human and Natural Resource Sciences.

WSU Vancouver exhibits children’s interpretive art
February 9, 2009

VANCOUVER – Art work made by preschool children in the Child Development Program at WSU Vancouver will be on display in the university library gallery through April 24.

The artwork created by the CDP children, from ages 3 to 5, shows their curiosity and creativity. The children have used both traditional and non-traditional art media in unique ways, always exploring and experimenting as they go. There will be examples of creative art, and art that focuses on fine art, photography, literature and nature. 

The Child Development program serves a diverse group of families. The CDP students are children of WSU Vancouver faculty, staff, students … » More …

Relationships influence children’s stress levels
November 14, 2008

PULLMAN—Stress levels for children at child-care depends not only on the qualities of the teacher and the classroom, but also on the nature of the children’s relationship with their caregivers. That’s the finding of a new study conducted by WSU researcher Jared Lisonbee and his colleagues at Auburn University, Washington State Department of Early Learning and Pennsylvania State University.

The study measures the level of the stress hormone cortisol in children in child- care. Cortisol, the primary stress hormone in humans, tends to be at its highest levels in the early morning and gradually declines over the course of … » More …