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Hume House Child Development & Student Research Center

Faculty/Student Research Opportunities

Different research opportunities, independent studies, and internships are available at the CDC. We welcome faculty and students from any department to participate and conduct research with young children and their families. Faculty sponsors are required as well as approval from the Executive Director of the CDC. Please contact dterordedoyle@rollins.edu

Students participate in observational research, learn child development theory, and practice while interacting with children of diverse abilities.

Students in the Lab

Students participate in observational research, learn child development theory, and practice while interacting with children of diverse abilities.

Ongoing Research Projects

 Philosophy with Young Children  

This is an ongoing project with the 4 year old children and Director Diane Doyle, that was developed with Dr. Erik Kenyon's philosophy students from 2015-2020.  The curriculum was compiled into an Early Childhood curriculum book coauthored by Dr. Kenyon, Diane Doyle and Dr. Carnahan. Ethics for the Very Young was published in 2019.

Ethics for the Very Young

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2021-2022 Special Courses and Projects

 Psychology
Dr. Sharon Carnahan's Developmental Psychology Students learn observation skills while studying child development.

Education

Dr. Jie Yu's students will create lesson plans for teachers to implement studying Diversity in Early Education.

English
Dr. Matthew Forsythe's students from Writing Books for and with Young Children course will create masterpieces with the 4 year old children.

Art
Dr. MacKenzie Moon-Ryan's art and art history students will lead Museum tours with the children discussing the shape, form and color of the Cornell Art Museum's Gallery of artwork.