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June 2011 Archives

Student Researchers Featured in Hartford Magazine

The work of six Eastern students assisting in Center research was featured in a Hartford Magazine article entitled "Through the eys of a child: ECSU students study how play affects learning." The July 2011 article describes the work students did to support research by Dr. Sudha Swaminathan and Dr. Jeffrey Trawick-Smith on how teacher-child interactions during play influence children's mathematical abilities. The study was funded by the Spencer Foundation. The students involved in the research were Christina Cammisa, Claire Fryer, Tasia Supino, Eliza Welling, Jennifer Wolff, and Kelly Zimmermann.  Read the article Hartford Magazine article.pdf.

Center Wins Second Telly Award

Copy of telly_newlogosmall.jpgThe Center for Early Childhood Education has been awarded a 2011 Telly Award for "The Importance of Play," the fourth video developed for the e-clips educational video series. The award-winning video discusses the importance of play and advises early childhood professionals to look at several elements of children's play, including engagement in make-believe play, social interaction during play, and play complexity.

The Telly Awards honor television, video, and film productions and programs, as well as work created for the Internet. Each year, the Telly Awards receive thousands of entries from throughout the United States and abroad. "The Importance of Play" received a bronze award in the category of Online Video: Education. The Center received a Telly Award in 2010 for "Five Predictors of Early Literacy."

The Center for Early Childhood Education congratulates the following faculty, staff, and students involved in the development of the video: Dr. Denise Matthews, Producer; Julia DeLapp, Executive Producer; Ken Measimer, Production Coordinator; Dr. Jeffrey Trawick-Smith, Content Expert and Host; Kerin Jaros-Dressler, Student Editor; and Jessica Barbieri, Student Production Assistant.

The Center also thanks the teachers and children at the Child and Family Development Resource Center for appearing in the video and being interviewed on camera.

To view the video, visit http://www.easternct.edu/cece/e-clips_play.html.

Center Releases Videos on Helping Children Express Emotions

The Center for Early Childhood Education at Eastern Connecticut State University is pleased to announce the release of "Helping Children Identify and Express Emotions," the sixth segment of the Guiding Young Children's Behavior series of training videos.  When young children have strong feelings that they cannot understand, name,or control, they may display inappropriate behavior in the preschool classroom.  This segment identifies strategies teachers can use to help children understand and express their emotions in an appropriate way.

To view the videos, visit:  http://www.easternct.edu/cece/guidance_training.html