Mission Statement

The mission of the Eliot-Pearson Department of Child Study & Human Development is to provide a vibrant, interdisciplinary community dedicated to applied research and the preparation of students for careers that support and enhance the lives of children, youth, and families in the diverse communities and contexts of the 21st century. We value diversity and are committed to pursuing equity and justice in our work and in the world. We are committed to the integration of theory, research, and practice that promotes the development of individuals as active citizens of the world.