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Celebrate the Week of the Young Child!

April 24, 2017 - Bweikia Foster Steen, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Early Childhood Education This week, April 24-28, is the National Association for the Education of Young Children’s (NAEYC) week of the young child.  During this week, NAEYC celebrates early learning, young children, and their teachers and families. NAEYC’s website provides resources, tips, and links that will engage all children, teachers, and families in specific activities for each day, starting on Monday, April 24th. Monday- Music Monday:  Celebrate the importance of music in a young child’s life Tuesday – Tasty Tuesday: Celebrate and promote healthy eating Wednesday – Work together Wednesday:  Celebrate working, creating, … Continue reading
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Why educating early childhood workers makes sense

April 13, 2017 - Janet Stocks, PhD, Dean, School of Education, Trinity Washington University We, as a society, do not pay teachers enough.  And that is particularly true for those who work with infants, toddlers, and pre-kindergarten children.  There is no doubt that societies that value educators and pay them a competitive wage attract more highly qualified teachers, and enjoy significantly better educational outcomes (case in point: Finland). But arguing that because we do not pay early childcare workers well means that we don’t need them to be highly qualified professionals is simply ludicrous.  Solid research informs us that for every dollar spent in … Continue reading
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What does Civic Engagement mean to you?

October 14, 2016 - (Dean’s note:  The School of Education is pursuing the theme “Social Justice through Family and Civic Engagement” during this academic year.  This blog will explore many aspects of that theme.  Contributions are welcome, if you would like to share your thoughts) Civic Engagement: What does this mean to you? Many Schools of Education place an emphasis on civic engagement and social justice in their overarching missions and course objectives. But what does this really mean to you on a personal level? Frankly, one cannot engage in social justice if not civically engaged. So let’s start there. Civic engagement is defined … Continue reading
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Interrupting the cycle of abuse

April 17, 2015 - Were you aware of how many children are abused and neglected in our communities and the world and who often never receive any early abuse assessment and treatment intervention?  Professional School Counselors, Clinical Mental Health Counselors, Psychologists, Educators, Administrators and others hear about these cases every day.  We can all make a difference!  Just a sampling of some of my clients over the years: 4 European-American sisters aged 3, 4, 5 and 8 were abused and subjected to inappropriate daily observations of their drug-addicted mother having sexual encounters with strangers daily.  The mother and father lost their parental rights and … Continue reading
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Happy Birthday Dr. Suess!

March 5, 2014 - By Guest Blogger Dr. Bweikia Steen Oh, the memories I have made and shared by reading many of Dr. Seuss’s all time favorites:  Oh, The Places You’ll Go, Mr. Brown Can Moo, Can You? and One Fish, Two fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish… but my favorite Dr. Seuss book would have to be Green Eggs and Ham.  As a teacher, I can remember reading Green Eggs and Ham to my young students and loving to watch the smiles as they chanted along with me as I read.  I enjoyed the delightful cheers and occasional sounds of distaste whenever I announced that … Continue reading
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Trinity focuses on Early Childhood Education

February 7, 2014 - by guest blogger Associate Dean Lynn Johnson DO YOU LOVE WORKING WITH YOUNG CHILDREN AND WANT TO SEE THEM GET A GREAT START IN THEIR EDUCATION?  TURN TO TRINITY! Trinity is rolling out an array of Early Childhood Education degrees, designed to meet various career goals, but all focused on the importance of preschool programs.  Early Childhood Education is typically defined as the period of pre-kindergarten to grade 3. Beginning in fall 2014, and offered in the historic women’s College of Arts and Sciences, a Bachelor of Arts degree in Early Childhood Education will be offered, during the day.  This … Continue reading
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Trinity Alumna guest of Michelle Obama at State of the Union

January 28, 2014 - Trinity Alumna and DCPS Teacher of the Year Kathy Hallowell-Makle will be Michelle Obama’s guest at the State of the Union address on January 28.   Continue reading
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Counseling candidate receives prestigious scholarship

January 17, 2014 - School of Education Counseling candidate Jane Ssemanda has received a National Forum for Black Public Administrators – Washington, DC Chapter (NFBPA-WDC) Scholarship Award which “recognizes an African-American or minority graduate student working towards a Master’s degree in Public Administration or a related field who exemplifies outstanding leadership, scholarship, and public service.”   Ms. Ssemanda has also been accepted into the NFBPA mentoring program.  “The program is an intensive, eight-month initiative with a two-fold focus. First, emphasis is placed on skills building, with specialized workshops offered during two group meetings. The second, and equally important, focus is embodied in informal interaction between mentors … Continue reading
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School of Education Celebrates

January 10, 2014 - It’s a new year, and a new semester for the School of Education at Trinity! Continue reading
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