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Department of Child and Family Studies

The mission of the Department of Child and Family Studies is to prepare Early Childhood and Family Life Educators to positively transform our community and society. Our vision is that we aspire to enrich the lives of all children and families in our community and society.

During the Education Building renovation May 2023 through May 2024, we are moved to Portables M7 (main office) and M5 (faculty office). 

Early Childhood Education

Receive early childhood teacher training in a nationally accredited program. We offer a 100% online A.A.S. degree in Early Childhood, a B.S. degree in Early Childhood, a B.S. degree in Early Childhood Education (Utah Educator License K-3), a MEd degree in Inclusive Early Childhood Education & Care, along with a minor in Child Development.

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Family Studies

Our Family Studies program has led the way for developing national standards for family life educators. With a B.S. degree in Family Studies or an MEd degree in Family Life Education, you will be eligible to apply for national certification as a provisional Certified Family Life Educator (CFLE). You may also seek a minor in Family Studies.

Student Resources

Students are our priority! We offer unique opportunities and individualized support for students to succeed. Check student resources on admission, advising, coursework, scholarships, field experiences, student organization, student research, and much more.

Link to Community Involvement

Laboratory Early Learning Programs

The Melba S. Lehner Children's School and the WSU Charter Academy provide quality care and education for young children infancy through kindergarten age. These two program serve as an on-campus field experience site and research lab for WSU students and faculty.


Contact our department advisor for guidance in planning your course schedule, developing career goals and/or declaring your major or minor.

Darcy Gregg, MEd, CFLE | Senior Academic Advisor
Virtual Advising - Wed & Fri
In-person Advising - Mon, Tue, & Thu (Virtual also available)
Portable M7 (upper-tier portables by the football stadium)


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Department of Child and Family Studies
1351 Edvalson St. Dept 1301 | Ogden UT, 84408-1301
Danielle Orozco | Administrative Specialist
Portable M7 (next to W5 Parking Lot, upper tier portables)

Revised 04-01-2024