MEDIA ADVISORY
UNH Child Study And Development Center
Celebrates 75th Anniversary And Reunion Saturday, June 4


Contact: Lori Wright
603-862-0574
UNH Media Relations

June 1, 2005



WHAT: 75th Anniversary Celebration of the UNH Child Study and Development Center

WHERE: UNH Child Study and Development Center, 22 O’ Kane Road, Durham, NH

WHEN: Saturday, June 4, 2005, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Events include a Reunion Picnic and Open House, tours of CSDC facilities and the official opening of the new Infant-Toddler Outdoor Learning Environment. Displays of 75 years of center history also will be present, as well as a barbeque picnic, live music, tours of the nearby UNH dairy barns, hayrides and more.

BACKGROUND: The UNH Child Study & Development Center began in 1929 as a laboratory for child development classes in the Home Economics Department. Since those early days with six children in a small campus building, CSDC has grown to incorporate state-of-the art programming and facilities as a center of excellence within the Department of Family Studies and the School of Health and Human Services. The mission of the CSDC has three parts: providing a laboratory teaching site for UNH students, offering opportunities for child-focused research, and providing early childhood education that promotes children's development and supports families.

For more information, contact John Nimmo, executive director of the UNH Child Study and Development Center, at (603) 862-2835. For more extensive information about the history of the center, visit http://www.unh.edu/news/campusjournal/2005/june/060105csdc.html. Major sponsorship of this event is provided by EBSCO Publishing and TD Banknorth.