Undergrads study Norway's educational system through exchange program

Barnehage
Jan 15 2015

Two Early Childhood and Family Studies students recently returned from an eye-opening exchange program with Queen Maud University in Trondheim, Norway that provided a first-hand look at an educational system vastly different from that of the United States.

Olivia Sullivan, who spent the fall term at Queen Maud with classmate Jessica Funk, said the opportunity to explore another country's educational system as well as Norway's mountains and valleys appealed to her sense of adventure.

Schools gather at UW to build P-3 education efforts

Oct 27 2014

Most children in the United States grow up in communities where concern for their education doesn't start until they enter the K-12 school system. Yet by that time, a vast amount of mental development has already taken place.

That's the motivating factor behind the National P-3 Institute being hosted by the University of Washington College of Education Oct. 27-30. Fifteen school systems from every corner of the country will gather to begin improving and integrating the education children receive from birth through their elementary school years.

College helps bring inclusive education to Bulgaria

Oct 23 2014

Professor Douglas Cheney is traveling to Bulgaria this month to help the nation increase the number of students with disabilities who are included in its public school classrooms, building upon the University of Washington College of Education's groundbreaking research in inclusive education.

Expert on early education for diverse populations to speak Oct. 23

Oct 6 2014

One of the nation's leading experts on effective curriculum and assessment practices for young children from poverty-impacted and diverse backgrounds will speak at the University of Washington on Oct. 23.

ECO Classroom

Sep 2 2011

The Early Childhood Outdoor Classroom (ECO Classroom) is a scalable project, designed for culturally and economically diverse pre-school children. The curriculum introduces and connects the students and their families to nature, the environment, and arts, and to instill compassion for the environment.

Start-of-school survival kit for teachers

Sep 10 2014

The start of a new school year is a busy time for children and teachers.

The National Center on Quality Teaching and Learning, based at the University of Washington College of Education, is pleased to offer this survival kit. Head Start teachers and other program staff can use the resources below to support their work with children and families all year long. Start exploring on your own and share them with colleagues.

ECSE Graduates

Graduates of the ECSE program have gone on to be preschool teachers, Family Resource Coordinators, administrators, faculty, researchers, birth to three providers, home visitors, BCBA consultants, a

Haring Center's reach spans the world

Jul 31 2014

For the children in the Haring Center, this sunny late July day is a day like any other. Typically developing children and children with various developmental disabilities interact with one another and learn side-by-side.

For a group of teachers, therapists, social workers and graduate students from Taiwan, however, it's a scene they're not used to seeing. In Taiwan, like in many schools here in the U.S. and in other countries, children with disabilities are separated from their classmates.

‘I see it, learn it and do it’: UW’s online Early Childhood and Family Studies students

Jeni Zaffram
Jul 2 2014

This spring some students wrapped up their first year of work toward a bachelor’s degree from the University of Washington without ever really setting foot on campus.

Dr. Kathleen Artman Meeker: New Faculty in Special Education

Dr. Kathleen Artman Meeker joins the college as an assistant professor of special education.
Nov 5 2013

Dr. Kathleen Artman Meeker joins the college as an assistant professor of special education. She specializes in professional development systems for early childhood professionals, innovative web tools for evidence-based practices in early education and early intervention, and practical strategies for promoting social-emotional competence in young children with and without special needs.