Child & Family Studies

You want to help others, influence change in society, and mold the next generation of learners. Earning a degree from the Department of Child and Family Studies at Southeast Missouri State means you'll be doing just that. Students learn the science behind human development, the dynamics of interpersonal relationships, the stages of a child's development and learning, and so much more. From day one, you'll be immersed in hands-on learning experiences in and out of the classroom, developing technical and interpersonal skills to prepare you for a career right after graduation. Don't let life pass you by. Study it.

Department of Child and Family Studies News

    Local Elderly Adults Find Support, Services at Southeast’s Hoover Center

    For 86-year-old Edith Prater of Jackson, Missouri, having a place to spend her day with other senior adults is a highlight for her. “I really enjoy being here,” she said. “I get up in the morning and do stuff all day.” Prater is a client of  Southeast Missouri State University’s Hoover Center, a facility offering […]

    Southeast Students Prepare to Serve Developmentally Disabled at Horizons Enrichment Center

    As one of the adult day programs in the greater Cape Girardeau area, Southeast Missouri State University’s Horizons Enrichment Center serves a need for developmentally disabled adults, their families and students in the southeast Missouri area. The Center, located at 2100 Themis Street in Cape Girardeau, offers curricula and services, including social integration, recreation therapy, […]

    A.P.P.L.E. Project Helps Senior Adults Navigate Paperwork

    With Medicare open enrollment beginning Oct. 15, now is the time for older adults to begin reviewing their prescription drug plans in preparation for 2019. That’s according to Jean Gooden, director of the A.P.P.L.E. Project at Southeast Missouri State University. She says five plans will be expiring this year with seven new plans scheduled to […]

    Southeast Student Delivering Project YES! to Children with Deployed Loved Ones

    Southeast Missouri State University student Jenna Kirkbride is spending her summer bringing educational, interactive and fun activities to military families across the nation with Project Youth Extension Service! (YES). Project YES! is a national service program that hosts military family events throughout the country and delivers specialized youth development programs to children and youth of […]


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