Dr. Elizabeth King studies social-emotional development in young children. Her recent research into how preschool teachers affirm or minimize children's emotions – and how it varies between genders – is featured in the 2021 issue of Mind’s Eye. The full story is available on the site now. Here is an excerpt: King believes gender plays a major role in our … [Read more...] about Dr. Elizabeth King featured in Mind’s Eye magazine
Giving a child a good early education will benefit them for their entire career as a student. What are the most important factors that influence a child’s educational development? Is education spending a direct measure of education quality? How can residents know whether their tax dollars are being used wisely by local authorities on early education? Dr. M. Hassan Raza, … [Read more...] about What makes a good early education system?
To understand the human experience, one of the most important things is for children to learn to identify emotions – what they feel, why they feel that way and how to validate and regulate the emotions. It’s a big job, and every person a child comes into contact with plays a role. Dr. Elizabeth King teaches in the College of Education at Missouri State University and … [Read more...] about Teach emotional competency to toddlers
When most of the country was ordered to stay at home in March, senior Eli Jones’s school environment did not change. The child and family development student was already completing coursework online while interning in Illinois. “I currently work for a family-focused, child-centered welfare agency called Hobby Horse House (HHH) in Jacksonville,” Jones says. “I’ve been able … [Read more...] about A focus on fatherhood
Dr. Denise Cunningham, childhood education and family studies department head, and all her hard work has not gone unnoticed. Missouri Educators of Family and Consumer Sciences and Human Services (MoEFACS) recently selected Cunningham as the recipient of the 2020 Champion Business Leader award. The news came to Cunningham in a letter from Family, Career and Community … [Read more...] about COE department head receives statewide award