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About the Child and Family Studies


The mission of the Department of Child and Family Studies is to prepare Early Childhood and Family Life Educators to positively transform our community and society.


We aspire to enrich the lives of all children and families in our community and society.

Strategic Goal 

  • To promote a collaborative organizational culture.

Highlights of 2022-2023

MEd in Inclusive Early Childhood Education & Care a new GSE emphasis was approved and is launching fall 2023. 

B.S. Family Studies program is shifting to fully online starting fall 2023. 

B.S. Early Childhood Education program (Utah K-3 Educator License) made substantial curriculum changes starting 2023-24 catalog year.

The Melba S. Lehner Children’s School moved to the Child Development Center at 3329 Harrison Blvd in Ogden during the education building renovation. 

WSU Charter Academy will suspend classroom operations for 2 academic years (2023-2024 and 2024-2025). 

Students participated in a variety of state conferences and community events including:

  • Oct 27, 2022, Human Trafficking Symposium
  • Jan 19, 2023, Developmental Screening Day 
  • Mar 18, 2023, Utah Early Childhood Conference
  • Mar 31, 2023, Utah Council on Family Relations Conference
Advisory Board

Community Advisory Board

Accreditations & Assessments

Accreditations & Assessments

Faculty & Staff

Faculty & Staff


Wall of Fame

Revised 09/07/2023