Letter to the Editor: ‘Life, Animated’ screening

As head of the Eliot-Pearson Department of Child Study and Human Development, I feel compelled to respond to Aaron Herman’s Op-Ed article in a recent edition of the Daily (“Ableism at Tufts and the ‘Life, Animated’ screening,” March 13). I was in the audience for the screening of “Life, Animated” as well as the panel discussion […]

Tufts research team helps evaluate local support program

A research team with the Eliot-Pearson Department of Child Study and Human Development has been providing feedback to Healthy Families Massachusetts (HFM), a publicly funded program run by the Children’s Trust Massachusetts to support young, first-time mothers. The researchers are part of the Tufts Interdisciplinary Evaluation Research (TIER) group, according to Dr. Ann Easterbrooks, one of the four principal investigators at TIER. […]

DevTech Lab unites technology and education

The Tufts-based DevTech Research Group’s lab, located in the Eliot-Pearson Children’s School building on College Ave., is in the business of creating unique learning experiences for kids. Currently, the lab focuses on creating developmentally appropriate technologies for young children. According to Eliot-Pearson Department of Child Study Professor Marina Bers, the lab, which came together in 2008, initially focused on designing technologies for […]

Eliot-Pearson and CMS honor “Sesame Street,” promote educational children’s media

“Sesame Street” (1969 – present) saw sunny days this weekend, giving Elmo, Ernie and Bert reason to be proud. The prolific children’s show received an Award for Excellence in Children’s Media from the Eliot-Pearson Department of Child Study and Human Development and the Communication and Media Studies (CMS) program. The award was given for the […]