Caring for every child

May 10 2019

For Gareth and his parents, Bill and Alyssa Sunderland, good days are precious.

“We knew something wasn’t right as early as seven months,” says Alyssa. Gareth was a happy baby who showed signs of growth and language development, but not in the usual forward trajectory. “He would say a word or gain a skill, then lose another,” she says.

AERA Highlight: Latino immigrant parents’ perceptions of self-regulation

Apr 12 2019

While a growing body of research points to the importance of children’s self-regulation skills in early academic success and social-emotional development, little is known about Latino immigrant parents’ perceptions of self-regulation and their own parenting practices.

Podcast: Helping children with ASD build literacy skills

Mar 6 2019

A new study from the University of Washington College of Education offers new insights into the effectiveness of interventions designed to help young children with autism spectrum disorder develop into competent readers.

Professor Roxanne Hudson recently presented findings of her study comparing long-term outcomes from two emergent literacy interventions for preschool children with ASD at the annual meeting of the Council for Exceptional Children.

Circle Time Magazine launches Season 2 for early learning professionals

Feb 5 2019

The newest season of Circle Time Magazine, a professional development web series for early childhood educators created by Cultivate Learning at the University of Washington, is now available.

WATCH: Advancing equity in gifted education

Jan 25 2019

Professor Nancy Hertzog, director of the University of Washington’s Robinson Center for Young Scholars, discussed the state of gifted education and how to open access to advanced learning opportunities during January 25 YouTube Live chat.

Podcast: Education in the 2019 Washington state legislative session

Jan 7 2019

The Washington state legislative session kicks off on January 14, and following a massive overhaul of Washington’s K-12 funding system to comply with the McCleary decision, the legislature will consider a number of proposals impacting early childhood education, special education and more.

IslandWood alum starts forest preschool

Dec 21 2018

 

The Asheville Farmstead School is an outdoor, play-based early childhood education center founded and directed by Lauren Brown (MEd '12), an alumnus of the Education for Environment and Community graduate program at IslandWood. There’s a squat and homey stone farmhouse-turned-schoolhouse, but the children don’t spend much time in it, not when there’s a garden to tend, pine stumps and planks with which to build out in the yard, and 25 acres of fields and forested hills to explore.

Heart for Healing: Supporting mental health in schools

Nov 1 2018

For Kendall Fujioka (BA '14), putting on a second hat for the ABC Unified School District wasn’t exactly by choice. Stepping into the role of program director was necessary when the previous director retired, but she embraced it.

The position placed her in charge of two major grants for the district in southeast Los Angeles County and means she represents ABC on the California Student Mental Health Policy Workgroup. As a project director and member, she contributes to recommendations for state legislation to support youth mental health throughout California schools.

Seattle preschool evaluation shows steady improvement in children’s learning and development

Oct 9 2018

Three years into the pilot of Seattle’s subsidized preschool program, program quality is steadily improving and participating children are showing strong gains in learning and development according to recently released study co-led by University of Washington researchers.

Endowment to drive early learning innovation created by Bezos Family Foundation

Sep 20 2018

A new endowed fund and professorship created by the Bezos Family Foundation will focus on improving outcomes for early learners and bolster the University of Washington College of Education’s ongoing work to advance early childhood research and practice in Washington state and beyond.