Playing with little ones brings child development to life.
Article Type: Brief article
Subject: Child development (Social aspects)
College students (Social aspects)
Pub Date: 03/22/2012
Publication: Name: Human Ecology Publisher: Cornell University, Human Ecology Audience: Academic Format: Magazine/Journal Subject: Health; Science and technology; Social sciences Copyright: COPYRIGHT 2012 Cornell University, Human Ecology ISSN: 1530-7069
Issue: Date: Spring, 2012 Source Volume: 40 Source Issue: 1
Topic: Event Code: 290 Public affairs
Product: Product Code: E197500 Students, College
Geographic: Geographic Scope: United States Geographic Code: 1USA United States
Accession Number: 294821767
Full Text: A new program, Big Red Buddies, places Cornell students at the Cornell Child Care Center to read to and play with the children. Formed last fall by Elizabeth Stilwell, lecturer and teaching liaison in human development (HD), the program has grown to include 50 students spending one to two hours per week with children. HD sophomore Michael Verini, who helps coordinate the program and volunteers at the center, said: "Ultimately, we hope to extend Big Red Buddies to include off-campus, community-based child care programs to increase the diversity of settings."

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