Campuses & Buildings

The department of Child, Youth and Family Studies (CYAF) is housed on two campuses: East and City.


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Mabel Lee Hall

Home to the Department office of Child, Youth and Family Studies and the office of the College of Education and Human Sciences, Mabel Lee Hall is located on the UNL City Campus. The building is located on the northeast corner of 14th Street and Vine Street. It is directly across from the Sapp Recreation Facility and adjacent to Henzlik Hall and Teacher's College Hall. Many of the CYAF faculty are housed in Mabel Lee Hall.


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Family Resource Center

The Family Resource Center is an award-winning, non-profit facility where mental health counseling is provided for individuals, couples, and families. The Family Resource Center is located on East Campus at the intersection of East Campus Loop and 35th Street. The Marriage and Family Therapy faculty have their offices in the Family Resource Center. Mental health counseling is provided by graduate students in the Marriage and Family Therapy programs. For more information about the services and research at the Family Resource Center, please   click here.


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Home Economics Building

The East Campus office of the College of Education and Human Sciences is located in the Home Economics Building, as are several offices for CYAF faculty. The Home Economics Building is located on East Campus just a few blocks north of Holdrege Street on the east (right) side of 35th Street. The three-level, 32,500 square foot building houses the department of Textiles, Merchandising and Fashion Design plus faculty from other departments, as well as the dean's East Campus office. The lower level of the building is equipped with a 200-seat auditorium as well as a demonstration laboratory and small seminar and classrooms. The first level of the building houses administrative offices, computer labs, and a student organization meeting room.


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Ruth Staples Child Development Laboratory

The Ruth Staples Child Development Laboratory (CDL) is a nationally accredited (NAEYC) child care program that offers childcare services for children 2 1/2 through 5 years old. Child, Youth and Family students complete practicum hours and early childhood education student teaching requirements at the Child Development Lab. The CDL also houses one CYAF staff member and four faculty members. The Ruth Staples Child Development Laboratory is located just a few blocks north of Holdrege Street on the west (left) side of 35th Street. For more information about the CDL please   click here.