Research Interests

Early Childhood
Equity Studies
Learning Sciences & Human Development

Jamie Cho

Assistant Teaching Professor

Dr. Jamie Cho’s scholarship in early childhood education focuses on transformative early learning for children that honors their identities, histories, and lived experiences through family and community partnerships, anti-racist and culturally sustaining curriculum, and pedagogy. Her teaching philosophy centers humanizing pedagogies and unconditional positive regard. She believes that we learn best in community and that we all hold responsibility to disrupt inequitable systems and leverage privilege to be advocates toward social justice. As a teacher, she seeks to model and support current and future early childhood educators to be changemakers in the field.

Originally from Orange County, California, Dr. Cho’s scholarship stems from her experiences as an early interventionist, inclusion specialist, teacher educator, field supervisor, and parent educator. As an instructor at community colleges in Washington, she worked to break down access barriers for students to pursue higher education. Furthermore, she engages regularly in the community through Bellevue School District committees and serves on the Washington Association for the Education of Young Children (WAEYC) governing board, and the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) Affiliate Advisory Board.

Ph.D. in Special Education, UC Berkeley
BA in Psychology with minor in Education, UC Berkeley


Courses Taught
ECFS 200 Introduction to Early Childhood Family Studies
ECFS 301 Early Childhood Curriculum
ECFS 454-455-456 Senior Project
ECFS 400 Child Observation and Assessment
ECE 401 Introduction to Research in Early Care and Education
ECFS 419 Family and Community