Child & Youth Highlights
We provide research-based programs and education to help you support the development of children and youth.
(June 2013) There's no place like the Nebraska State Fair! It's the premier showcase for 4-H'ers to share what they've learned and worked on in 4-H throughout the year. At the fair, we celebrate the successes of thousands of kids who've learned and grown through 4-H.
The 2013 Nebraska State Fair will be held August 23 - September 2, 2013, at the Nebraska State Fairgrounds in Grand Island, Nebraska. Check out the complete Schedule of 4-H Events at the Nebraska State Fair (updated throughout the summer).
(May 2013) UNL professor Susan Swearer, whose research on bullying has yielded collaborations with the White House and Lady Gaga, has launched a new initiative to support personal, social and cultural acceptance from childhood through adulthood. Read more.
(February 18, 2013) A new University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension book can help couples accentuate the positive.
(January 15, 2013) Beginning in February,Texts4Teachers delivers text messages for teachers of children from birth through age 8 that focus on the critical areas of: Child development, Family involvement, Social and emotional development; Health, safety, and nutrition; Curriculum and activities.
Texts4Teachers is designed to share research-based information and resources offered through UNL Extension that can support your work. When you subscribe, you will receive weekly short informational tips and links to existing resources where you can learn more. Learn how to subscribe
(December 11, 2012) As the federal government wrestles with the age-old issue of spending versus saving, three CYFS researchers have embarked on a study to pinpoint the economic value of Nebraska's investments in early childhood. Read full story on CYFS page.
(November 26, 2012) U R Parent is a new app designed for parents during the first year of their child’s life. It is a user-friendly innovation designed for iphones or ipads to make high quality, research-based information available to families 24/7. You can access the app in the Apple iTunes app store. This is a free download. Learn more about the app.
Child & Youth Events
Free Web App Teaches Youth About Making Smart Life Choices
Career Explorer - 4-H is a free app that provides middle and high school youth with an opportunity to learn about making smart life choices in their future. From the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension, Nebraska 4-H, and the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources. Download Career Explorer free from the iTunes store.
Free Web App Teaches Youth Where Ag Products Come From
We Grow It, Do You Know It is a lively free app that gives kids their first lessons in how agriculture produces the things they love to eat – and even their crayons. From the University of Nebraska’s Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources. Download We Grow It, Do You Know It free from the iTunes store.
Healthy Snacking App
Snack Planet - is a game to promote the benefits of healthy snacking and exercise. Help Optimis, the robot, move quickly through the maze, grab the healthy foods and reach the exit before the time runs out. A word of warning though, steer clear of the snacks which are not healthy. They reduce both time and score.
Prospective UNL Students
The University of Nebraska–Lincoln (UNL) offers child & youth development undergraduate majors and Master’s Degree and PhD graduate programs in a variety of academic disciplines.