Influencing the Future
The Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in Child Development is designed for the student who wants to work with children outside of a classroom setting.
Child Development offers a holistic approach to child studies, focusing on the physical, emotional, social, and intellectual development of a child.
At Olivet, students will plan and design activities for young children, including small-group and one-on-one activities that are age-appropriate and fun. Students will learn ways to keep children healthy with good eating habits, personal hygiene, and times for rest. They will also learn how to identify emotional or developmental problems.
Child Development majors will work closely with young children in many settings, including schools, businesses, private households, day care centers, camps, hospitals or adoption agencies.