Community Projects by Child Development Majors

Whittier College child development majors experience the real world contexts of the development of children by working as a volunteer or intern for a minimum of 65 hours at community organizations of their choice under the guidance of child development faculty. Below is a community project completed in the fall of 2022. To learn more about the child development major at Whittier College, please visit the department webpage

"Hey Hailey" Book Recommendations​

Hello, my name is Hailey Kelley. I am 21 years old and attending Whittier college. I am majoring in both business and child development. My hopes for my degree in child development and business is to one day be a second grade teacher and open my own volleyball club. I am currently playing on the Whittier College volleyball team and have been playing volleyball for nine years. The “Hey Hailey” book recommendations are for my community project. I hope the Whittier community loves this project and they can look back on the “Hey Hailey” recommendations to find a good read for the family. 

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How Many Seeds in a Pumpkin?

Written By Margaret McNamara & Illustrated by G. Brian Karas

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What Will Grow?

Written by Jennifer Ward & Illustrated by Susie Ghahremani

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A Grand Old Tree

Written and Illustrated by Mary Newell DePalma

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What if Everybody Did That?

Written by Ellen Javernick & Illustrated by Colleen Madden 

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Leaving Home

Written by Sneed B. Collard III & Illustrated by Joan Dunning

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Time for Cranberries

Written by Lisl Detlefsen & Illustrated by Jed Henry

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Lucy in the City: A Story About Developing Spatial Thinking Skills

Written by Julie Dillemuth & Illustrated by Laura Wood

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Little Penguins

Written by Cynthia Rylant & Illustrated by Christian Robinson

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