Program in Child, Adolescent, and Family Studies
Undergraduate Students
Graduate Students
Vision and Phylosophy
program description
California State University Bakersfield
faculty Program in Child Development
Currently our program has five full-time instructors in the Child, Adolescent, and Family Studies Program. Each instructor has several areas of interest and brings to this program a unique perspective. Listed below are the instructors and their interests.
Picture of Christie Christie Howell
CAFS program coordinator.
Interim Director of CSUB Children's Center
Areas of interest:

early childhood education, infants and toddlers, children who are homeless, parental influence on development, play, service learning

Picture of Cary
Cary Larson-McKay
Areas of interest:

empathy building and development, parenting approaches, creative processes in learning, service learning

Kim Brown
Kim Brown
Areas of interest:

Early literacy development Family relationships Family involvement with the young child's early literacy development adolescent development

Irene Cook
Irene Cook
Areas of interest:

My family- from my 101 year old grandmother to my 6 month old grandchild (#11) (And all eleven are amazing little wonders) I am passionate about teaching and consider myself a life-long learner. I am involved in several different community organizations that work toward moving Kern County's child care to ever higher quality: I am Chair of the Kern County Child Care Council, President of Kern Association for the Education of Young Children, on the Kern County Child Development Conference Committee, and many others. I am enjoying my involvement at the Bakersfield Homeless Shelter's Child Care Center, Discovery Depot

[Faculty] [Undergraduate Students] [Graduate Students] [Vision and Phylosophy] [Program Description]
[Community/Professional Resources] [Current Projects] [Student Club News] [Home]