Department of Defense teams with CEHS to help military families
22 Mar 2011
On Wednesday, March 9, UNL Extension formally announced that the Division has been tapped by the U.S. Department of Defense to develop content and provide educational programming for children of military families who live off-base. Tonia Durden, Assistant Professor, Child, Youth & Family Studies Department, and Kathleen Lodl, Assistant Dean, Cooperative Extension Division, will lead the project. The Child Care and Youth Training and Technical Assistance Project will focus on children from Alaska, California, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, North Carolina, Texas, Virginia, Vermont and Washington. The project aims to strengthen the knowledge and practices of existing child-care providers as well as to increase the number of such practitioners so more military-families and their children will have access to these services. By the end of the three-year grant it is expected that more than 28,000 child and youth development professionals will have strengthened their skills and the quality of services they provide.
College of Education and Human Sciences
Child, Youth and Family Studies