Today we are facing unprecedented challenges, including growing poverty, hunger, climate change, access to quality health care, and violence at home and abroad. CEHD focuses on four issues critical to the health and well-being of children, families and communities by:
- Understanding the developing brain to help children get off to a good start in life.
- Reducing the achievement gap to create a successful future for all children.
- Building family resilience to help people cope with and recover from damaging experience and circumstance.
- Strengthening our global competitiveness by developing students with broad cultural perspectives and technological skills.
These four issues represent the intersection of CEHD's strengths with society's most pressing needs.
Our strong leadership, a clear sense of purpose, and excellence across academic disciplines places the college on the leading frontiers of knowledge. This allows us to actively forge community partnerships, share knowledge, and craft effective new practices and policies that benefit children and families.
With a tradition of exploring the common good in uncommon ways, we are confident that CEHD will continue to improve lives into the next century.
We believe that education plus human development equals virtually limitless possibility.