Two Missouri State University programs recently received grants to carry on programs that deliver helpful services to the community.
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With Valentine’s Day approaching, love is on the tip of everybody’s tongue. But for Dr. Joanna Cemore Brigden, associate professor of childhood education and family studies at Missouri State University, February isn’t about roses and chocolate. She is trying to raise awareness of the love needed to be a foster parent.
Dr. Joanna Cemore Brigden received renewal funding from the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education to enhance programming and resources at the Child Development Center on Missouri State’s campus.
This center is a point of pride for the university, offering affordable, high-quality child care to the community, providing the best possible care to infants and young children, and using the most innovative and developmentally appropriate practices available.
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Dr. Denise Cunningham, childhood education and family studies professor, Dr. Susan Sims-Giddens, nursing professor, and Deanna Hallgren, director of the Child Development Center (CDC) at Missouri State University have received a renewal grant in the amount of $48,875 from the Missouri Preschool Program (MPP).
n today’s fast paced world, it’s easy to become over committed. It’s also easy for kids’ lives to become so scheduled that there is little time left for unstructured play. Dr. Joanna Cemore-Brigden, associate professor of childhood education and family studies, specializes in research on children’s play. She said there are many reasons have less time to just play.
Cemore-Brigden discusses research about the benefits of unstructured play.
Dr. Joanna Cemore-Brigden discusses research about the benefits of unstructured play.
Missouri State University Student Named Nancy Larson Foundation Scholar
Amber Troye is awarded scholarship for studying elementary education
Springfield, MO. – (April 10, 2013) – Missouri State University student Amber Troye has been named a Nancy Larson Foundation scholar and awarded a $1000 scholarship in recognition of her outstanding academic record and community service.
The Nancy Larson Foundation proudly supports students majoring in elementary education across the country by awarding scholarships to deserving students each year.
Troye is one out of seven recipients selected from the hundreds of applicants received by the foundation.
Troye successfully operated an in-home daycare for six years, gaining an immense amount of childhood education experience. She then held a position as a paraprofessional where she developed strategies for one-on-one tutoring that benefit students with MAP (Measure of Academic Progress) test preparation.
“Amber is the type of aspiring teacher that we want to nurture and support. Our classrooms need intelligent, energetic, young educators that can provide the best possible learning environment for elementary students,” said Nancy Larson, who established the foundation in 2006. Nancy is the author of two nationally successful curriculum programs: Nancy Larson® Science and Saxon Math K–4.
Juniors, seniors and graduate students who have declared an elementary education major are invited to submit a personal story about what three traits they believe they have that will make them an excellent teacher. Applicants are also asked to include community service activities and experiences they have had working with children.
Nancy, a former teacher and curriculum director, has dedicated her life to advancing elementary education. Her original Saxon Math K–4 program was developed because teachers needed a classroom tested math program that would prepare children for advanced math classes. In recent years, Nancy has used the same approach to develop Nancy Larson Science for kindergarten through fourth grade students. The program was written to provide in-depth science content in an easy-to-teach format.
To learn more about the Nancy Larson Foundation, visit http://nancylarsonfoundation.org.
About Nancy Larson Foundation
The Nancy Larson Foundation, founded in Old Lyme, CT, has a history of seven years awarding prospective elementary educators scholarships to encourage and support their education. The Nancy Larson Foundation awards scholarships to the top entries. For entry deadlines and requirements, or more information on the foundation, visit http://nancylarsonfoundation.org.
It is time for students to complete the scholarship application forms online to be eligible for scholarships in Fall 2013-Spring 2014!
We want to encourage all students in Childhood Education and Family Studies to apply for scholarships for the 2013-14 academic year.
For all students planning to return to campus in Fall 2013, please go to this website to review all scholarship information: http://www.missouristate.edu/financialaid/scholarships/. On that site you will find general scholarship policies, eligibility for specific scholarships, and information for all levels of scholarship opportunities (i.e., Freshman Scholarships, Transfer Scholarships, General & Departmental Scholarships, Student Government Association Leadership Scholarships, Graduate Student Scholarships, etc.). The deadline for submitting the online application is March 1, so please apply as soon as possible!
We know your education means a great deal to you, and these are challenging financial times for everyone. We would love to have a large applicant pool to review for scholarship consideration. Follow guidelines on this website (http://www.missouristate.edu/FinancialAid/scholarships/general.html) to locate the online application form and apply by March 1st! We look forward to awarding many well-deserved students with scholarship funds this year!!
Springfield, Mo. – The Association for Education of Young Children – MO will have its state conference on Sept. 21-22 at the Discovery Center, 438 E St Louis on Friday and the Morris Building on the MSU campus, 301 S Jefferson on Saturday. The event is open to the public and of particular interest to parents and educators of children from birth to 8 years old. A wide variety of sessions will be presented. Registration is $25 to $120. Keynote speakers include Marlene Chism, speaker, author, and founder of the Stop Your Drama Methodology and Jill Molli, Family Educational Consultant for Connecting with Kids and Conscious Discipline Trainer. AEYC-MO is the state affiliate of the National Association for the Education of Young Children, the largest early childhood professional organization in the nation. For more information or to register, visit www.aeyc-mo.org.