Christina Cammisa, a senior from Danbury majoring in sociology and early childhood education, has been granted the prestigious Harris Fellowship in Child Development and Early Childhood Education at Yale University. This fall, Cammisa will work and conduct research at Yale's Calvin Hill Day Care Center/ Kitty Lustman-Findling Kindergarten and the Yale Child Study Center.
Fellows have a teacher mentor at Calvin Hill and a clinical mentor at the Child Study Center. They regularly meet with their mentors for support, focusing on blending educational and clinical understandings of young children and families.
Cammisa was chosen from a pool of nationwide candidates, including applicants from Duke and Lehigh Universities, to receive the Harris Fellowship. Cammisa has studied abroad in Australia and is currently engaged in research work with Jeffrey Trawick-Smith, Eastern's Phyllis Waite Endowed Chair for Early Childhood Education. She recently completed her student teaching at Chaplin Elementary School, and has worked with students at Kramer and Natchaug Elementary Schools in Willimantic. Details about the Harris Fellow are at http://childstudycenter.yale.edu/services/education.aspx.