Students studying child development at Akron working on a class project.

Student organizations in Child & Family Development

University Association for the Education of Young Children (UAEYC)

The purpose of this organization is to enlighten, enrich and encourage the participation of future professionals in the promotion of quality education and development of young children. Students in good standing who plan to work with young children are encouraged to join the organization. Membership in this student organization affords students the opportunity to interact with professionals in the field of early childhood education and child development and gain experience volunteering with child and family-oriented agencies and programs in the community. As members of the student chapter, members also belong to the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), the Ohio chapter (OAEYC) and the local chapter (AAEYC). For more information on this student organization see the information sheet.

Family Studies Association (FSA)

This association is for any student who is interested in studying or working with families. We have been working on service projects in the community, bringing in guest speakers to talk about their work with families, and doing fun and relaxing social events for more than a decade. For more information about FSA, contact the faculty advisor, Dr Pamela Schulze at

Kappa Omicron Nu (KONu)

Students majoring in Child and Family Development may be eligible to become members of Kappa Omicron Nu, the honor society for family and consumer sciences. Students who meet the criteria for membership are invited to participate in the initiation ceremony, which is held during the spring semester annually. For more information about KONu, please email us.