Child and Family Development Major

Department: Family and consumer sciences
Major: Child and family development

The child and family development major at Western Michigan University is focused on preparing individuals to work with infants, toddlers, preschoolers, school-age children and their families in a variety of settings. This program meets State of Michigan requirements for child care center directors. It does not provide Michigan teacher certification.

Academic advising for students majoring in child and family development is concentrated in the College of Education and Human Development’s Office of Admissions and Advising in Sangren Hall.

Students are welcome to meet with an academic advisor by visiting the office for drop-in advising or by scheduling an appointment. Students are encouraged to meet with an advisor on campus or by phone each semester.

Advising and registration for FCS 2020 Field Experience and FCS 4290 Internship is provided within the FCS department. Please contact Melinda Holohan for more information.

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