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Video Interviews With Former CECE Students

Since 2005, the Center has provided learning opportunities for over 60 students from a variety of disciplines. Students have gained meaningful experiences conducting research, serving as substitutes in early childhood classrooms, and producing training videos. Below, students reflect on how their experiences at the center have added to their education at Eastern.

Chamari Davis, '14 (2:12)

Major: Sociology and Early Childhood Education

Chamari worked as a resaerch assistant on the 2013 TIMPANI Toy Study.

Christina Frugale, '12 (1:12)

Major: Psychology with a concentration in children and youth; minoring in Spanish.

Christina worked as a classroom substitute and a bilingual early literacy assessor for the CPEL project.

Claire Fryer, '12 (2:25)

Major: Sociology and Early Childhood Education

Claire worked as a research assistant on a study looking at the relationship between teacher-child play interactions and children's mathematical abilities.

Joan Gallagher, '12 (2:17)

Major: Communication and Biology

 

Joan worked as a production intern on several video projects, including e-clips.

Karl Gray '11 (2:08)

Major: Communication and English

 

Karl worked as a production intern on several video projects, including e-clips.

Ashlee James, '12 (1:54)

Major: Elementary Education and English

Ashlee worked as a classroom substitute, an early literacy assessor, and a literacy kit manager for the CPEL project.

Scott Johnson, '10 (1:48)

Major: Early Childhood Education and Mathematics

Scott assisted in a study on the implementation of a new preschool curriculum.

Sean Leser, '13 (2:32)

Major: Communication

Sean served as an editor and videographer for a variety of videos, including the award-winning Investigating Balls video.

Michelle Patenaude, '13 (1:26)

Major: Elementary Education and English

Michelle worked as a classroom substitute, an early literacy assessor, and a literacy kit manager for the CPEL project.

Cassandrea Savalli, '13 (2:06)

Major: Early Childhood Education

Cassie worked as a research assistant on the Block Play Study and on the 2013 TIMPANI Toy Study.

Kassandrea Scozzafava, '11 (1:34)

Major: Communication and Writing

Kassandrea worked as a classroom substitute, an early literacy assessor, and a literacy kit manager for the CPEL project

Eliza Welling, '11(1:51)

Major: Early Childhood Education and Sociology

Liza assisted in the 2010 TIMPANI Toy Study.

Jenny Wolff, '12

Major: Early Childhood Education and Sociology

Jenny assisted in the 2010-2011 math-play study and the 2012 TIMPANI Toy Study.

 

 

 

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