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Helping children, parents interact with resources at CSUN

Ballet For All Kids program gets ready to perform at the Special Needs Resource Fair on Saturday.

Edemy Rodriguez

October 20, 2015

Kids of all ages walked alongside their parents, guardians, or caregivers through 75 booths at CSUN's Special Needs Resource Fair in the Northridge Center on Saturday, Oct. 17. “People benefit from coming here, because they can see 75 service providers all in one place so it really saves a lot of...

The effect of LGBT characters in our generation

Players take on the role of the title character in

Aiyi Kang

March 4, 2015

The popular Nickelodeon animated TV show “The Legend of Korra” helped fuel the debates of queer representation in children's media, because the season finale ended with a same-sex relationship. The creators even confirmed Korra and Asami are bisexual. “You can celebrate it, embrace it,...

Crafts to do with kids for Valentine’s Day

Crafts to do with kids for Valentine's Day

Kathleen Johnson

February 12, 2015

As Valentine's Day approaches, we begin to buy gifts and planning a great night for that special someone. But what if that special someone is under 5-feet-tall and refers to you as mom or dad? Here are some great crafts and activities to do with your kids on Valentines Day. Salt Dough Heart Footprints Salt Dough ...

CSUN alumna in the running for Teacher of the Year award

CSUN alumna in the running for Teacher of the Year award

Michael Arvizu

October 16, 2013

CSUN alumna Genein Letford teaches third grade at NEW Academy in Canoga Park. She integrates music into her lesson plan and has been nominated for People magazine's "Teacher of the Year" award. To read the story and watch the video of the other CSUN alumna Kaylie Gomez who is also nominated f...

CSUN alumna nominated for Teacher of the Year award

CSUN alumna nominated for Teacher of the Year award

Michael Arvizu

October 7, 2013

CSUN alumna Kaylie Gomez discusses her teaching style and the characteristics she wishes to share with the children she teaches. She works at the Wisdom Academy for Young Scientists in Los Angeles. To watch the video of the other CSUN alumna Genein Letford who is also nominated for the award c...

CSUN project aims to educate Van Nuys schools on the importance of a healthy lifestyle

Sharon Hardwick

April 25, 2011

The sobering prediction among health care professionals and educators is that the current generation of children may be headed for a severe health crisis. Confronted by this crisis in pediatric health, California State University, Northridge’s’ departments of Kinesiology, Health Education and Nutrition Scien...

MEChA collects toys through December 14 for non-profit organization

Rima Bek

December 5, 2010

Mayra Amezcua recalls one Christmas as a little girl where she and her older sister, Angelica, were crying and jumping up and down because they unexpectedly received presents from a family they did not know. Mayra, a 20 year-old liberal studies major, said she and her sister Angelica, 22, are CSUN...

$500,000 grant given to several CSUN programs to battle childhood obesity

Angela Melero

November 8, 2010

CSUN faculty and students are using a $500,000 grant from the U.S Department of Housing and Urban Development to combat child obesity in the community. The funded project, which will begin in January, is a three-pronged approach that aims to bring vital changes in a child’s academic routine through...

Leaps in Learning Language

Michelle Verne

October 25, 2010

Student-parents at CSUN, Babies begin to learn language from the first time their born.  They develop an eagerness to communicate as soon as they leave the womb.  It's evident that the parents voices are recognized in an instant.  So, it's only understandable that parents are just as eager to increase...

Developing Relationships

Michelle Verne

October 18, 2010

Student-parents at CSUN, My daughter is approaching her third birthday and is currently in preschool.  This is a time when making friends is easiest, she doesn't need me to make any introductions, as soon as she sees a child her age, she's ready to play.  Playing with other children at this age,...

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