child development

The Child Development major and minor explore the cognitive, social, emotional and physical development of children from infancy through age eight. The program is ideal for students who wish to understand children and families, and Colby-Sawyer's curriculum combines a strong liberal arts foundation with a solid theoretical grounding in child development, psychology and sociology. Two degree concentrations are available within the major: education and professional preparation.

Program Overview…

The Child Development program offers three options: a B.S. in Child Development; a B.S. in Child Development with Early Childhood Education Certification (N.H.); and a minor in Child Development.

Internships and Careers…

Child Development majors begin accumulating field-based experience at the end of their first year and can explore many career options.

Windy Hill School…

Colby-Sawyer's Windy Hill laboratory school gives Child Development majors professional experience and opportunities to integrate the theories they learn in class with their observations of young children.

Child Development Faculty…

Child Development majors learn from experienced, expert faculty members in the classroom and in the Windy Hill laboratory school.

Additional Curricula Opportunities…

Students who go on to further studies in law, medicine, veterinary practice and physical therapy can combine any Colby-Sawyer major with a course of study that will prepare them for the next academic step.