Growing and Learning Together: Learning Through Play

The Growing and Learning Through Play curriculum is designed for parents with young children of 2 to 5 years. The curriculum aims to inform parents of young children's development and how to promote learning through play. The curriculum is delivered across 8 sessions to families in the NYC area. The sessions range in their topics, such as children's play, language development, media use, and spatial skills.

Roles and responsibilities 

The student will assist with preparing materials for the parent curriculum as well as working with the professor and CCE parent educator to develop evaluations to assess the effectiveness of each session of the curriculum. The intern will also assist with delivering the curriculum if they're able to travel to the location of each parent group.

Qualifications and previous coursework

This opportunity is available to students in Cornell University's College of Human Ecology.

This internship is ideal for undergraduate students who have completed course work in developmental psychology, education and research methods. Experience working with young children of two to five years or families with young children is also ideal.

Learning outcomes 

Students will learn how to review the literature on young children's learning, parent-child interactions, and translate these findings to be accessible to the families with young children. The student will also gain experience with developing a questionnaire to assess parents' learning and engagement with the eight sessions of the workshops that deliver the curriculum.