Early Childhood Education News

Early Childhood Education Program News

  • Early Childhood Education Program Coordinator, Megan Brown, was recognized as WWU Outstanding Classified Staff for 2022. 

  • (Re)Learning to Teach Science with a Hearing Impairment: An Autoethnographic Study, a research paper co-authored by Dr. Debi Hanuscin and Spencer Green was honored as the 2023 recipient of the Association for Science Teacher Education (ASTE) Award V: Implications of Research for Educational Practice. At the time of this award, Spencer is an undergraduate student majoring in Early Childhood Education P-3.  In the history of this award, no undergraduate student has ever been recognized. 

  • The Early Childhood Education teacher preparation program in Western's Woodring College of Education and the Associated Students' Child Development Center have a longstanding collaborative partnership to engage in the understanding of principles and practices in early childhood education.  One of the projects this term in ECE 434: Environments for Young Children is to design materials for the classroom to support children’s knowledge and skills related to scientific thinking and to support children’s ability to represent their thinking.

  • We have an international partnership with the Early Childhood Program of Southwest University in Chongqing, China. WWU's ECE students, teachers and faculty joined with their counterparts from Chongqing and visited local schools and engaged in professional development. See other ECE programs hosted by the Lummi Nation.