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ODU Names Director of Child Development, Child Study Centers

Jane Elyce Glasgow, an educator with more than 10 years experience in early childhood development and education, will become the director of the Old Dominion University Child Development and Child Study centers effective June 25, announced Darden College of Education Dean William Graves.

"Ms. Glasgow brings a rich background in the education of young children to Old Dominion," Graves said. "I am confident that she will provide high quality leadership that will enable the children who attend the centers to experience the finest early childhood education in Virginia."

"My goal is to build on the already great program at ODU and provide a warm, caring place for children and families," Glasgow said. "I greatly appreciate the welcome and excitement that has been conveyed by so many!"

An Old Dominion University alumna, Glasgow has served as director of the Child Development Lab and adjunct instructor at Tidewater Community College since 2007. As director, Glasgow developed and administered a developmentally appropriate preschool program for children aged three to five and integrated the program with the academic needs of TCC education faculty.

Prior to that, Glasgow was a pre-K, kindergarten, developmental first and first grade teacher in the Chesapeake School System for 10 years.

Active in a variety of professional organizations and initiatives, she is the second vice president of the Southeastern Association for Early Childhood Education and a member of the National Association for Early Childhood Education and National Coalition for Campus Children's Centers.

Glasgow received a bachelor's degree in elementary and special education from Longwood College in 1988 and a master's degree in early childhood education from Old Dominion in 1993.

The ODU Child Development (CDC) and Child Study (CSC) centers are two highly regarded early childhood education programs located on the Norfolk campus. The CSC offers a preschool and kindergarten program, a parenting center, parenting resource library and speech pathology program. The CDC is a full-service, full-time day-care facility for children ages 8 weeks to 3 years.

Both centers serve as a setting for training teachers and child care professionals. ODU students receive theoretical and field-based training before graduating and applying their experience and expertise in public and private schools and in the child care industry. ODU's Darden College of Education is among the top producers of teachers in Virginia, and 42 percent of its graduates work in Hampton Roads.

This article was posted on: May 27, 2009

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