Child Development

Stable child care in Watauga County would add 300 employees to the local economy, study finds
May 17, 2024

Insufficient child care is keeping 300 individuals out of the labor pool in Watauga County, a new study estimates....

Watauga County Childcare Study Data Released
Apr 18, 2024

The Watauga Economic Development Commission and the Boone Area Chamber of Commerce are pleased to announce the results of a comprehensive study of the...

Chancellor’s Grant Funds Partnership To Create Local Food Network With County's Early Childhood Learning Centers
Apr 17, 2024

Preschool children across Watauga County may soon be tasting vegetables like leafy swiss chard and bell peppers grown by local farmers thanks to a 202...

Andrea Anderson

Dr. Andrea Anderson Recognized for Her Impact in Watauga County
Dec 12, 2023

Dr. Andrea Anderson, director of Lucy Brock Child Development Lab, was recognized as a Women of Action honoree by the Boone Chamber of Commerce at the...

ACT Conference

The Association for Constructivist Teaching Conference is October 21-22, 2023
Oct 10, 2023

The annual Association for Constructivist Teaching (ACT) conference will be held on Saturday, October 21, and Sunday, October 22, 2023, on the campus ...

Club officers Kenyon Wills, Caitlyn Moore, and Abby Rowsey present the check to Lucy Brock's director, Dr. Andrea Anderson.

Child Advocacy Club Donates to Lucy Brock
Jun 23, 2022

Appalachian State University’s Child Advocacy Club chose the Lucy Brock Child Development Laboratory Program last fall as the recipient of their fun...

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Leonard G. Herring Family Foundation to Fund Comprehensive Wilkes County Childcare Study
Jun 20, 2022

Dr. Pamela Shue, associate professor in the Department of Family and Child Studies, and a team of Appalachian State University graduate students are p...

From left to right: Paula Hicks, Christian Cook, Abigail Swanger, Moriah Stegall, Julia Sisbarro, Caroline Phillips, Brandie Peede, Alex Neofotis, April Rominger, Carrie Hagaman and Elizabeth Hutelymer.

Eight local early childhood education programs receive accreditation
May 9, 2022

Eight local early childhood care and education programs received recognition for providing a higher standard of quality care to young children in Wata...