Shifting paradigms, changing lives

Early education
Dec 14 2015

The latest edition of Research That Matters, "Passion & Promise," explores how the UW College of Education is approaching the biggest challenges in education with a spirit of possibility. The following story about the College's efforts to improve early learning also appears in the online version of the magazine.

New faculty profile: Kristen Missall

Kristen Missall
Nov 18 2015

Growing up in a household of educators, Kristin Missall learned the importance of education in her earliest years.

Now, the new University of Washington associate professor of education is focused on understanding and supporting the development of children during this "hopeful time," their preschool and elementary school years.

Picturing hope

Ariane Gauvreau
Nov 17 2015

In a preschool classroom, a teacher snaps a photo of a young girl stacking colorful wooden blocks, her face focused in concentration. Then another of a little boy fingerpainting, mixing red and blue to make purple.

EarlyEdU aims to boost early learning

Early education classroom
Sep 8 2015

The University of Washington is launching a new effort to strengthen the nation's early care and education workforce by increasing access to programs preparing these professionals.

Prof's TEDx talk focuses on power of inclusive education

Ilene Schwartz
Mar 25 2015

For many children with special needs, ability stands in the way of making friends, having fun, attending the school of their choice or participating in their community. Ilene Schwartz, director of University of Washington's Haring Center for Applied Research and Training in Inclusive Education, is working to change this state of affairs.

Governor, Haring Center discuss early childhood and special education

Haring Center
Jan 27 2015

Gov. Jay Inslee welcomed faculty and friends of the University of Washington's Haring Center to the Governor's Mansion in Olympia on Jan. 6 for a discussion of opportunities to improve the state's special education and early childhood education programs.

From mentee to mentor and beyond

Meili Powell
Jan 23 2015

Already on her way to a career in education, UW sophomore early childhood and family studies major Meili Powell credits the Dream Project with helping define her path.

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.