Read the story in the Winter 2013 issue of CC:Online - "Liberal Arts in Action - Two emeritus professors trace the history of today's human development major," by Margaret Keenan Sheridan '67 and Sara Radlinski. 

1911 - Connecticut College is founded.

1939 - Child development becomes a major. A nursery school opens in a farmhouse across from the Arboretum (now Bolles House).

1973 - The Connecticut College Program for Children with Special Needs is founded.

1996 - The two programs merge into one: the Children's Program.

1997 - Department of Child Development becomes Department of Human Development.

2002 - Department building is renamed Bolles House in honor of early city of New London founders and College patrons.

2006 - Professor Sunil Bhatia is awarded the College's John S. King Memorial Teaching Award for excellence in teaching.

2007 - Professor Margaret Sheridan, director of the Children's Program, is awarded the College Medal, the College's highest distinction.

2007 - Kathryn O'Connor joins the Children's Program as its new director.