Eliot-Pearson Alumni Stories


Have you ever wondered what the Tufts departments were like in the past and how they’ve changed over the years? The Eliot-Pearson Department of Child Development has started a blog dedicated to aggregating stories from alumni and others who have been influenced by the program. The blog currently has stories from the 1950s and ’60s relating to student life and academics, but the hope is that the entire history of the program will eventually be covered.

Here’s an excerpt from a recent post by Dorene Lees Lengyel, Class of ’57:

In my freshman and sophomore years, we observed in many nursery and kindergarten classrooms, both private and public, to get a feel for the many differences in teaching styles and curricula. Fortunately I had a car so could drive myself and others to various schools. In our junior and senior years we had a different student teacher assignment for each semester, five days a week. This was absolutely invaluable!

Read the rest of the stories right here

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