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Child Study and Human Development News

  • List of ScratchJr activities

    The DevTech Research Group at Tufts University has compiled several educational activities and resources that will keep children busy and engaged with ScratchJr, which can be accessed via iPad or Android tablet. Learn more in Part 2 of the compilation.

  • List of ScratchJr activities

    The DevTech Research Group at Tufts University has compiled several educational activities and resources that will keep children busy and engaged with ScratchJr, which can be accessed via iPad or Android tablet. Learn more in Part 1 of the compilation.

  • Eliot-Pearson Children's School covered in snow is pictured on March 8, 2018. Ben Kim / The Tufts Daily

    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.

  • Four children around a table interacting with undergraduate instructors. Kindergartners and first graders are pondering the deep questions of philosophy with help from Tufts students.

    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.

  • Team members of the The Development of Virtues in Early Childhood Education Through Robotics project

    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 visiting with children at Tufts' Eliot-Pearson Children’s School

    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.

  • Tufts Interdisciplinary Evaluation Research (TIER) participated in a briefing for Massachusetts legislators

    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.

  • Nursery Experts at School, 1948 - from the Tufts Digital Library

    Eliot-Pearson in the Tufts Digital Library.

  • Tufts University sign

    Recent graduates working in child development fields including policy, research, government, healthcare and education.

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