Category Archives: Early Childhood Education

Early Childhood Education

Corbett, Amy B. – Self-presentation, Justice, Aggression, Depression, College level assessment, Program development and assessment

Maillard, Maureen A. – Early Childhood Education, Child Care, Elementary Education, Children

Weiss, Elise Nash - Best practices in Early Education; Classroom Management; Teaching Pedagogy; Observation; Reflective Practices

Wentworth, Gail E. - Early Childhood Curriculum & Assessment, Child Study/Observation, Early Literacy, Infant and Toddler Development, Family Engagement in EC Programs

 

Gail E. Wentworth

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Title:
Professor
Department: Early Childhood & Psychology
E-mail:wentwoge@cobleskill.edu
Office Location: United States
Office Phone: 5474

Areas of Expertise: Early Childhood Curriculum & Assessment, Child Study/Observation, Early Literacy, Infant and Toddler Development, Family Engagement in EC Programs

Courses Taught:

  • ECHD 460/461 Early Childhood Internship
  • ECHD 452 Assessment & Evaluation in EC
  • ECHD 357 Literacy Development & Young Children
  • ECHD 351 Families as Partners in Early Childhood Programs
  • ECHD 175 Infant & Toddlers: Development and Programming

About Gail:
Dr. Gail Wentworth, Professor of Early Childhood has been a faculty member at SUNY Cobleskill since 2003. She has worked in the Early Childhood field for almost 30 years as a college professor, department chair, preschool teacher and director. She recently earned a certificate of completion from the Brazelton Touchpoints Center in Boston, MA. She has developed Touchpoints-inspired college curriculum for Infant/Toddler and Families as Partners courses. Dr. Wentworth has a special interest in the humane treatment of animals and is developing early childhood curriculum about proper pet care and gathering learning outcomes data as a research project.

She has lived and worked abroad in Naples, Italy as a teacher at a Montessori School in Naples; and in Switzerland where she was the Early Childhood Coordinator and preschool teacher for the International School of Geneva. She has also spent time in China, Morocco, Russia, and the West Indies for professional endeavors and looks forward to continued travel abroad to enrich her work.

Elise Nash Weiss

eliseTitle: Lecturer
Department: Early Childhood and Psychology
E-mail: weissen@cobleskill.edu
Office Location: Holmes Hall
Office Phone: 518-255-5459

Additional Title: Practicum Supervisor; Early Childhood Club Advisor

Areas of Expertise: Best practices in Early Education; Classroom Management; Teaching Pedagogy; Observation; Reflective Practices

Courses Taught:

  • Positive Child Guidance
  • Math and Science for Young Children
  • Children with Special Needs
  • Practicum/ Field Experience
  • Foundations for College Success
  • Curriculum and Methods
  • Foundations of Modern Education

About Elise:

Elise N. Weiss has been a lecturer at SUNY Cobleskill since 2005. She has co-presented at the New York State National Association for the Education of Young Children Conference on “Best Practices for the Developing Teacher.” Elise has contributed to the New York State Early Learning Guidelines and has worked to incorporate SMART Board technology and STEM learning into the early childhood curriculum.

Elise is also the Early Childhood Association Faculty Advisor. She promotes leadership and community engagement with participants and provides opportunities each semester for college students to be immersed in the field of early education. From community service learning projects, hosting book fairs (promoting literacy), and countless volunteer opportunities to recognizing National Week of the Young Child each spring semester, Elise collaborates with the greater Cobleskill community and launches several events with the assistance of college students.

Elise was also an elementary school teacher for ten years before her teaching and learning came full circle at the college level. She takes pride in her ability to prepare college students for the profession. Elise has a M.S. in Reading and a B.S. in Elementary Education and is originally from Brooklyn, New York.

Amy B. Corbett

amy-corbettTitle: Professor
Department: Early Childhood and Psychology
E-mail: corbetab@cobleskill.edu
Office Location: United States
Office Phone: 518-255-5660
Office Hours: Tuesday 9:15-10:45 & Wednesday 8:30-12 or by appointment

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