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Early Childhood Studies


'Children are people. They grow into tomorrow only as they live today."  
John Dewey (1859-1952)

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Welcome to the Pennsylvania State University's Early Childhood Studies webpage.  The University has many scholars who are interested in early childhood.  They span across several departments and colleges including Education, Health and Human Development, and Psychology.  Together these scholars from diverse disciplines and experiences create a significant interest group devoted to early childhood research and scholarship.

These scholars and their graduate students have formed a collegial community that meets several times a semester.  Together they present and discuss work-in-progress, host outside scholars who give formal presentations, read and critique cutting-edge research and training in the field and share potential classroom resources.

This group has a wide variety of interests and expertise that includes language and literacy, science education, social studies education, math education, immigration, gender, and parenting.