Through the multidisciplinary child development major you will be prepared for careers in early childhood settings and non-profit agencies serving young children and their families, as well as the pursuit of graduate and professional studies.
Students may choose to combine the child development major with the licensure requirements for either Birth through Kindergarten or K-6 to be eligible to teach in the public school setting. As a child development major, you can also pursue career options including early education and child care programs, child life, early intervention, government agencies, and other agencies offering children’s programs.
After serving in the Marine Corps and attending community college, Gemma Brodney, '17, transferred to Meredith College to complete her undergraduate degree.
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Meghan Brooks used her experience in the undergraduate research program to help land a job as a child life specialist.
Turning her challenges into incentives for action and change, Madison Burton, ’18, has adapted to difficulties in her life in order to discover her calling.
The Ellen Brewer House is a five star, on-campus childcare program serving children whose ages range from 6 weeks to 2 years. It has been cited statewide as an exemplary program and offers child development students the opportunity for hands-on learning.
Meredith Advocates for Young Children (MAYC) is an organization devoted to helping shape the future, development, and education of young children. MAYC gives students the opportunity to become involved in the community and develop a professional network.