Early Childhood Education News

Early Childhood Education Program News

  • The Early Childhood Education program at Western Washington University is accredited by the Commission on the Accreditation of Early Childhood Higher Education Programs of the National Association for the Education of Young Children. The current accreditation term runs from July 2023 through July 2025. 
    Certificate of NAEYC Accreditation for the WWU ECE P-3 BAE Program
  • The ECE Program was featured as a model of excellence in the recently published "Centering Equity in Teacher Education Evaluation: From Principles to Transformative Enactment" article in the Journal of Teacher Education (Cochran-Smith & Reagan, 2022).  In their article, Cochran-Smith & Reagan spotlight three programs that have reframed teacher education evaluation by “baking” equity into multiple program components, including curriculum, coursework and fieldwork, and assessment and evaluation practices.
  • 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. 
    Dr. Debi Hanuscin and Student Spencer Green hold their ASTE Awards