Eliot Pearson School Handbook, 1954-1965


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The Eliot-Pearson Department of Child Study grew out of an association between Tufts College and an early-childhood teaching program in Boston created by pioneers in the applied developmental science movement. Initially an affiliate in the Division of Special Studies, it became a department in 1964. Undergraduate and graduate students could train to be teachers or prepare for the study of child development as a behavioral science. With its laboratory school that permitted observation as well as teaching opportunities, the department became the hub for a variety of professionals engaged with early childhood issues. In 1981, it established the nation's first doctoral program in Applied Child Development.

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