New Resources and Developments

New Video About Outdoor Challenges for Young Children (Fun Mud Day)
Two preschoolers slide down a center-made waterslide

6/28/19: “Fun Mud Day” is an event held at Eastern’s Child and Family Development Resource Center (CFDRC) that challenges preschoolers, toddlers, and their teachers and families to try a variety of physical challenges. In this new CECE video about the 2019 Fun Mud Day event, Kinesiology and Physical Education professors Darren Robert and Michelle Ferrer describe some of the more easily replicated elements and explain how they support children’s gross motor skills, feelings of competence and confidence, understanding of safety, and willingness to take safe risks.

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CECE Student Researcher Receives Two Prestigious Research Awards

5/16/19: Allison Lundy, Undergraduate Researcher at the CECE, was awarded two prestigious research awards this month to recognize and support her Honors thesis, “The Association Between Outdoor Motor Play and On-Task Behavior in Learning Experiences in Preschool.” Lundy is the only recipient of the Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) Education Division's Student-Faculty Collaborative Research Award for 2019, and the inaugural recipient of the Jeffrey and Nancy Trawick-Smith Early Childhood Undergraduate Research Fund.

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New Video on Building Children’s Background Knowledge: Using Money in Dramatic Play
Child holds up $5 bill

3/28/19: In the latest video in the Teaching Strategies series, teacher Karla Alamo describes how she helped children acquire the background knowledge they needed to fully participate in the classroom's new dramatic play center.

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TIMPANI Toy for 2018 Revealed

12/4/18: The Center for Early Childhood Education has named Bottle Clix as this year's TIMPANI toy.

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