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Private support for the department is crucial to recruiting and retaining top students and faculty in our competitive and increasingly global world. In order to continue providing the outstanding educational experiences Cal Poly is known for, we need your support.

Gifts at Work

Every donation to the Psychology and Child Development Department, whatever the amount, is appreciated and put to good use. Donations help us to purchase items for which there are no other sources of funding. For example, donations have been used to purchase educational DVDs for classroom use and personality inventories and scoring software used in courses on psychological testing. We also set aside $1500 each year to provide grants to students for conducting research or presenting papers at conferences. We are very grateful to our donors!!

Recently, generous donations were made by two Cal Poly alumnae to support the redesign and construction of the existing outdoor areas of the Preschool lab to better address children's developmental needs. Central to this redesign project is an effort to infuse the outdoor play areas with opportunities for activities that will support children’s inborn sense of wonder about the world around them. We thank Fran Durekas and an anonymous donor for their support of this playground renovation. 

Those interested in contributing further to the playground renovation project are encouraged to contact Dr. Jennifer Jipson (, 805-756-2611). In particular, we encourage individuals to consider sponsoring such elements as a Worm Bin, a Solar Panel Station, a Waterwheel, and a Greenhouse. Your generosity will help us in our efforts to support the sense of wonder, excitement, and joy that children experience as they seek to make sense of the world.

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If you prefer to provide a check, please print and fill out our giving form. Mail the form and check to:

Cal Poly College of Liberal Arts
Office of Advancement
One Grand Ave #47-31
San Luis Obispo, CA 93407


To learn more about the needs of Cal Poly and how you can help, contact:

Adam Jarman
Assistant Dean for Development

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