Mission Statement

The Eliot-Pearson Department of Child Study and Human Development is an inclusive and interdisciplinary community dedicated to integrating strengths-based theory, research, and practice to enhance the well-being of children, youth, families, and communities through systems change.  Adopting learner-centered teaching and applied research, we strive to inspire, educate, and hold accountable ourselves and others to become active citizens, practitioners, scholars and change makers to promote an accessible, equitable, and just world.