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16 Apr 2021    

Soo-Young Hong receives 2021 Swanson Award for Teaching Excellence

The College of Education and Human Sciences at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln has named Soo-Young Hong, associate professor in the Department of Child, Youth and Family Studies, the recipient of the 2021 Donald R. and Mary Lee Swanson Award for Teaching Excellence. View Soo-Young Hong receives 2021 Swanson Award for Teaching Excellence Article
Jessie Peter

08 Mar 2021    By Deann Gayman - University Communication

Past career shaped grad student’s current path

When Jessie Peter arrived at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln in 2016 as a doctoral student in Child, Youth and Family Studies, she had already launched a career in school counseling, but realized she wanted to learn more in order to do more. View Past career shaped grad student’s current path Article
Kaelie Kellner

23 Feb 2021    

Kaelie Kellner honored with CEHS Staff Star Award

Kaelie Kellner, office associate in the Department of Child, Youth and Family Studies, has been named the recipient of the latest Staff Star Award by the College of Education and Human Sciences Staff Council. View Kaelie Kellner honored with CEHS Staff Star Award Article

09 Feb 2021    By Chuck Green | CYFS

Study explores how early language skills predict kindergarten readiness, later reading outcomes

Early language development is considered crucial for children’s school readiness and, ultimately, their reading success. But there are gaps in understanding how to best support children’s language skills during the preschool years, before they enter formal schooling.

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09 Feb 2021    By Chuck Green | CYFS

Project leverages online simulations for real-world civic experience

Civic knowledge and community engagement is no game. But Nebraska researchers are developing a project that leverages some good, clean online fun to help develop and encourage good citizenship.

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09 Feb 2021    By Chuck Green | CYFS

Exploring ways to help those who help others in the wake of natural disasters

In March 2019, 81 of Nebraska’s 93 counties were declared states of emergency due to significant flooding and blizzards. Nebraska Extension provided vital assistance to communities during the state’s disaster response and recovery, and continues to offer a lifeline for many struggling to cope.

More than a year and a half later, as the ripple effects of the crisis continue, stress levels for frontline caregiving professionals remain elevated.

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27 Oct 2020    By Chuck Green | CYFS

Study assessing how early childhood educators spend time away from students

Much attention is paid to the work early childhood teachers do in the classroom, but their tasks away from their students can be just as essential to children’s learning and development.

Unlike their K-12 counterparts, early childhood teachers lack dedicated time to address work demands beyond the direct care of children. Without formalized supports, out-of-classroom time may be sacrificed or interrupted as unexpected issues arise throughout the day.

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Keting Chen

19 Oct 2020    By Chuck Green, CYFS

Study explores ways to bolster early childhood numeracy skills

Dissertation project explores how home and childcare environments are associated with preschoolers’ numeracy skills — the ability to understand and work with numbers — and how parents and teachers can ensure those skills are where they need to be once the children enter school. View Study explores ways to bolster early childhood numeracy skills Article

19 Oct 2020    By Deann Gayman | University Communication

For Guerrero, ‘learning never ends,’ and university provides ample opportunity

As an administrative associate, Catia Guerrero is akin to a stage manager — pointing people in the right direction, filling gaps and putting everything in its place.

“I’m behind the scenes, making sure our department is running smoothly,” Guerrero said.

Guerrero recently celebrated five years of smooth waters with the University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s Department of Child, Youth and Family Studies, and she is among nearly 1,000 university employees being recognized Oct. 19 during the Celebration of Service.

View For Guerrero, ‘learning never ends,’ and university provides ample opportunity Article
Yazidi woman

05 Oct 2020    By Chuck Green, CYFS

Project’s photos give voice to refugee population

A recent Nebraska research project is exploring ways to help develop low-cost, scalable methods to improve refugees’ psychosocial well-being. View Project’s photos give voice to refugee population Article

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