New Book by Rutgers Researcher Aims to Amplify What Kids Have to Say

Want to capture the attention of a child? A Rutgers-Camden researcher says educators and parents could learn from the corporate world, which has long valued kids’ input. Cindy Dell Clark, a visiting associate professor of anthropology, thinks schools and clinics could learn a thing or two from McDonald’s and Disney. Imagine what a dentist’s office… continue reading

Dr. Daniel Cook on ABC NEWS – Nightline

Dr. Daniel Cook (prof, Childhood Studies) was interviewed on abc Nightline. The program reported that a food industry watchdog group is threatening to take McDonald’s to court over its practice of including toys with Happy Meals. Dan Cook, who studies the effects of advertisement on kids, alerted the audience that children are bombarded with more… continue reading

Rutgers-Camden Childhood Studies Faculty in the News

Baby Books Become Research Resource The extensive 1,300-volume collection of Baby books at UCLA spans 138 years of history, and represents the only one of its kind. It is particularly valuable because of its large scale, and researchers from across the country often frequent it… “It just keeps growing, and I just have to keep… continue reading

Dr. Myra Bluebond-Langner named Board of Governors Professor

Dr. Bluebond-Langner, founder of the Center for Children and Childhood Studies, was named Board of Governors Professor of Anthropology on October 7th. Chancellor Pritchett in his congratulatory note to Prof. Bluebond-Langner praises her many achievements: “Myra’s research into the worlds of children confronted with life-threatening illness has helped to define a field of study, rightly… continue reading

Patrick Cox and Anandini Dar Named Co-Recipients of the David K. Sengstack Endowed Graduate Fellowship

The Department of Childhood Studies at Rutgers University is delighted to announce that Patrick Cox and Anandini Dar have been named as the co-recipients of the David K. Sengstack Endowed Graduate Fellowship for AY 2010-2011. Patrick Cox is finishing up his second full year as a full-time doctoral student in the Department of Childhood Studies. … continue reading

First Professional Development Conference for Early Childhood Education

The Rutgers Center for Children and Childhood Studies first ECE Spring Conference was met with an overwhelming response from the Camden City community. One Hundred and four educators participated in an all day conference that provided four hours of professional development hours for participants. Specialized tracks in infant/toddler, preschool, Spanish and ECE leadership made for… continue reading