Early Childhood Education

PROGRAM AREA COORDINATOR
Christopher P. Brown

GRADUATE ADVISOR
Christopher P. Brown

The Early Childhood Education (ECE) program area focuses on the social, academic, cultural, racial and political intersections of young children entering grades preschool – 3rd grade. Our area features nationally recognized scholars working on early childhood policy, pedagogy, curriculum and training. We provide a comprehensive approach to mentoring graduate students through teaching and research so that they can successfully pursue careers addressing the local and global issues facing young children. Our students are committed to improving early childhood education for an increasingly diverse group of young children and demonstrating the importance of dynamic, engaging, high quality, culturally relevant early childhood learning environments.

Meet our Alumni

Antonieta Avila

Antonieta Avila
Assistant Professor of Second Language Education, University of Wisconsin

I was born in Mexico City and began moving back and forth to the U.S. when I was 12 years old. When I started 8th gradein upstate New York I was the first student at my school who didn’t speak English... more