Child Study and Human Development News
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Watch our celebration video for the Eliot-Pearson Department of Child Study and Human Development's Class of 2020 graduates.
In an attempt to make the transition to graduate school more seamless, a pair of master's students at Tufts' Eliot-Pearson Department of Child Study and Human Development are implementing a new mentorship program that pairs first-year master's and Ph.D. students with a more experienced student mentor.
Learning about philosophy at the Eliot-Pearson Children's School isn't new—this is the third year in a row that Russinoff's students have brought their lessons to the K-1 class. That's fitting for the laboratory/demonstration school, which enrolls children from preschool to first grade and is located in the same complex as the Eliot-Pearson Department of Child Study and Human Development.
As part of a project funded by the Templeton World Charity Foundation, the DevTech Research Group, directed by Professor Marina Umaschi Bers, has developed a robotics curriculum specifically tailored to cultivate and practice character virtues in young children. The curriculum was implemented as part of a research program in faith-based and secular kindergarten classrooms.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Congresswomen Katherine Clark and Lori Trahan, made a special visit to the Eliot-Pearson Department of Child Study and Human Development and accompanying lab school to learn about its innovative approach to early childhood education.
Recently, Tufts Interdisciplinary Evaluation Research (TIER) participated in a briefing for Massachusetts legislators where their article in the American Journal of Public Health describing the positive effects of the Healthy Families Massachusetts home visiting program (of the Children's Trust Massachusetts) was featured.