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Student Affiliation of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)

NAEYC students have opportunities to network with other students in Child Development, to participate in service learning opportunities, to meet and learn with early childhood professionals and to attend local, state and national conferences. Opportunities also exist for students to take on leadership roles within this organization through elected positions on the e-board. Student AEYC meets every other week, with e-board meetings on the alternate weeks.

Child Life Student Association
This group is intended to bring together the students at CMU who are interested in, or are actively pursuing a career in the child life specialist profession.  The purpose is to collaborate and share information, thoughts, and ideas. We participate in volunteer, fundraiser, and social activities on- and off-campus that enhance our knowledge of children and families. We also network with professionals within the Child Life profession.

Family Relations Council
The Family Relations Council provides opportunities for individuals interested in all aspects of family life. They work together on issues relevant to marriage and family life, and influence social action. FRC is affiliated with the National Council of Family Relations (NCFR). This organization is focused on professional development, service, and philanthropy. We have participated in The March of Dimes, Family Fun Fairs, and helped serve at the Pow Wow. This year we are hoping to broaden the group and incorporate more areas of community service.

Gerontology Club
Group of students on-campus united to erode barriers of ageism and volunteer at assisted living facilities in the community.  The purpose is to engage students in activities with older adults, to focus student volunteer efforts on a group of people who themselves are noted for their high levels of volunteerism, and to erode the barriers of ageism.‚Äč


We are a student organization dedicated to building relationships and educating the elderly in nursing homes and elderly care facilities about the use of technology. We seek to teach the elderly how to use computer technology as well as other technological devices in order to communicate with family members and broaden their social horizons.

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