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Child Development Club

The Child Development Club is student-led club for students to discuss child development related topics, host events, and participate in community service activities. It is a great way to get involved on campus, meet students and faculty in the Child Development Department, and to learn about topics that matter to you.

Join the CD Club to:

  • meet other students interested in child development
  • gain professional development
  • get involved in our local community (children, adolescents, & adults caring for/educating youth).

Who can join?

Child Development majors, minors, and graduate students at the San Bernardino or Palm Desert campuses. Alumni and other majors interested in Child Development also welcome!

How to Get Involved
  • Join the club

  • Attend club meetings (about 2x / semester)

  • Come to club events (about once a month) and/or volunteer!

  • Join the club discord to chat with members, get resources, & keep updated on club events

  • Apply for club leadership positions. Applications for the 2023-2024 academic year are accepted on a rolling basis (we are still looking for an incoming treasurer!). Applications for next year will due in Spring 2024. Contact us if you have questions about applying!

  • Share ideas you have for the club

What Activities & Resources Does The Club Host?
  • social events (e.g., Einstein's takeovers)

  • fundraisers (e.g., book drives, toy drives)

  • professional development workshops (e.g., resume how-tos, careers in CD)

  • child development workshops (e.g., topics in gentle parenting)

  • study groups

  • online support group

Membership Criteria
  • Be a CSUSB student interested in child development and/or the CD Department (major, minor, or master's program), or alumni
  • Students at the San Bernardino and Palm Desert campuses are all welcome
  • No minimum GPA
  • $15 membership fee for the year (fee pending until club gets re-chartered)
Where Do My Fees Go?
  • Event and activity costs (food, drinks, decorations, etc...)

  • Advertising club events and printing

  • Outreach and promotion of the club at CSUSB and our local community

  • Supplies and materials (e.g., books, club materials)

Club Leadership

Faculty Advisors: Dr. Manpreet Dhillon Brar & Dr. Stacy Morris

Each leadership role has at least one incoming and one outgoing position. Students begin their role in the incoming position, and get support and mentorship from the student in the outgoing position (i.e., students who were incoming leaders the previous year). The following year, incoming leaders move into the outgoing leadership roles.

2023-2024 Leadership Board:

  • Presidents: Stephanie Gomez (outgoing) & Ariana Gonzalez (incoming)

  • Vice Presidents: Mishon Johnson (outgoing) & Maria Martinez (incoming)

  • Secretaries: Jazmine Fort (outgoing) & Daniela Esparza (incoming)

  • Treasurers: Linda Joanna Arana (outgoing) & Fernanda (Ferny) Vargas Ojeda (incoming)

  • Marketing Team: Elizabeth Salgado (outgoing), Natalia Ramirez (outgoing), Jess Arzeta Salazar (outgoing), Cheri Long (outgoing), & Miranda Espinoza (incoming)

  • Grad Student Representatives: Angelina Saucedo (outgoing), Lauren Olivas (outgoing), Sarina Sauceda (outgoing), & Toni Hernandez (incoming)

  • Alumni Representatives: Sitlaly Jimenez Preciado (outgoing), Jo Toland (outgoing), & Ana Gonzalez (incoming)

If you're interested in joining the leadership team, apply for a position! We are accepting applications for an Incoming Treasurer (all other positions are currently filled). Contact us if you have questions about applying!


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Previous Club Leadership

Thank you to our past leaders for creating a wonderful CD Club community!

2022-2023 Student Leadership Board:

Presidents: Sitlaly Jimenez Preciado (outgoing) & Stephanie Gomez (incoming)

Vice Presidents: Marie Romero (outgoing) & Mishon Johnson (incoming)

Secretaries: Esther Santiago (outgoing) & Jazmine Fort (incoming)

Treasurers: Joseph Toland (outgoing) & Linda Joanna Arana (incoming)

Marketing Team: Daisy Benitez (outgoing), Toni Hernandez (outgoing), & Elizabeth Salgado (incoming)

Grad Student Representatives: Angelina Saucedo (outgoing), Lauren Olivas (incoming), & Sarina Sauceda (incoming)