The Home and Family Department continues to improve their online resources.  Contained in the resource section is contact information for the Department chair and office secretary, advising information, and frequently asked questions.  

If you have any questions for the Home and Family office contact us and we will be happy to work with you.  If you feel your question applies to a number of other students please request that we include your question into our FAQs page.  Thank you for your help.


College of Education and Human Development: Contact information and location of the advising office for the majors contained in the home and family department.

Students: Looking to change major? Plan classes? Complete and internship? You can answer these questions by accessing the Academic Discovery center.


The Afterschool Partnership: The afterschool program will serve interested children and families in the comminity and will also serve as a practicum and internship placement site for Child Development majors at BYU-Idaho. Also many of the majors are designed to interact with the community. Some examples of this are:

Professional Preschool Education Program (PPE): The BYU-Idaho Professional Preschool Education Program (PPE) leads to an Associate in Applied Science Degree. It offers students the opportunity for in-depth study and experience in teaching young children in the "R Children" preschool located on BYU-Idaho's campus. The "R Children" preschool is committed to providing a safe and nurturing environment while promoting the physical, social, emotional, and intellectual development of young children. The PPE degree is intended to be a "terminal degree" (one that provides professional preparation to enter the work-force). Students who seek to graduate in PPE should realize that the program is not intended to be transferrable to four-year colleges, or to be the foundation for a teaching certificate in early childhood education. The program is designed to help graduates become teachers in or directors of developmentally appropriate child care centers or preschools in home and commercial settings, or to be qualified teacher's aides in nursery schools, kindergartens, and special education/inclusion classes.

Child Development Overview: The Bachelor of Science Degree in Child Development offers an overview of scholarship and research in the study of children. The core courses in this degree are intended to focus on knowledge about children in their environments, such as home, school, and community. Emphasis is given to the application of scholarly knowledge with the goal of helping children and their families develop and thrive regardless of circumstances of birth or environment. Practicum and internships are built into the core curriculum to give practical knowledge and hands-on experience in working with children and families, as well as agencies that serve children and families.Students pursuing this degree have many career options, but the degree is primarily designed for those who desire to work with children and their families in community or government agencies. Students should consult with their advisor about possible academic and career options such as: 

  1. A focus on agencies or organizations that serve young children and their families.
  2. A focus on agencies or organizations that serve adolescents and their families.
  3. A focus on a scholarly understanding of children and families.
  4. Preparation for graduate study in the field of child development or early childhood education.

Academic Societies

Societies provide opportunities to participate in academic and professional enrichment, service, and enjoyable activities with students who have similar academic interests.

Apparel Design Society

Child & Family Advocacy Society

Family & Consumer Science Society

Family Community & Career Leaders of America Society