How do you decide on the right child care facility? A star rating at a North Carolina child care facility can ease the minds of parents and caregivers. The NC Rated License Assessment Project, run by UNCG for nearly 25 years, has helped improve the lives of millions of children in North Carolina and beyond.
In 2020, Dr. Jocelyn Smith Lee was awarded a highly competitive $100,000 Grand Challenge Award through the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Her winning proposal – one of 28 selected from over 1,200 – sought to disrupt dehumanizing narratives of Black boys, men, and families and reclaim their humanity.
Sexuality educator and UNCG alumna Shemeka Thorpe has a strong desire to effect change in women’s healthcare. “Because of cultural stereotypes, Black women are seen as promiscuous and hyper-sexual,” she says. “This affects how they embody their sexuality. They often feel ashamed or embarrassed to address sexual difficulties with their partners and medical providers. They’re afraid they’ll be judged. This impacts their ability to have pleasurable sexual experiences.”
In 2020, Dr. Jocelyn Smith Lee was awarded a highly competitive $100,000 Grand Challenge Award through the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Her winning proposal – one of 28 selected from over 1,200 – sought to disrupt dehumanizing narratives of Black boys, men, and families and reclaim their humanity. Now, … Continued
Bilingualtek project integrates language and science learning. “Language is so important for science learning because in order to even think about science concepts, you also need the words.” Sitting criss-cross in a circle, five preschoolers reach out to touch pieces of fabric their teacher spreads in front of them.
“The greatest job to me is to be able to be curious about something and to pursue it,” says Dr. Nicole Perry ’13, ’16. That curiosity is what led her to research children’s emotional control. It’s what attracted her to the work that UNC Greensboro’s research professors were doing in Human Development and Family Studies.
“I have always had a heart for underserved people,” says Youselene Beauplan ’22. “I started volunteering with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County the summer after eighth grade, and I’ve been invested in working with youth ever since. They tug at my heart. It feels like this is what I’m supposed to be doing.”
UNCG researchers and their collaborators have received approximately $500,000 to study the impacts of COVID on student learning. The funding is part of the NC Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI) and North Carolina Collaboratory’s $6.73 million investment in 20 projects rooted at universities across North Carolina.
At just 13 years old, people began to notice that Jennifer Baddour ’96 had a natural inclination for listening and supporting others. After being nominated to serve as a peer supporter in junior high, she learned skills and gained experience guiding young people through challenging times. This sparked in her the desire to care for others and serve her community, and her choice to come to UNC Greensboro.
If gun violence is a threat to your daily life, there is no place you go that you’re not taking stock of safety.
Educators want to expand their expertise and those wanting to become a licensed early childhood educator should consider the program from the University of North Carolina’s Greensboro campus.
Subsidy staff shared that Latino families experienced language barriers, difficulties accessing the internet or other electronic communication channels, and difficulties accessing in-person services (which some Latino families preferred).
Human Development and Family Studies Associate Professor Dr. Danielle Crosby recently published a brief with UNCG graduate student Christina Stephens and Psychology Professor Dr. Julia Mendez Smith, among others.
Parents have to be willing to talk about what is deeply painful for them, and what got them through. And giving, again, a language and a text for it, what children are experiencing.
The Forge has hired Imani Mitchell as its first Education Coordinator, a step toward growing programs serving youth. The organization has been contracted as the program delivery agent for a National Science Foundation grant
In the weeks since a gunman killed 19 children and two teachers at an elementary school in Uvalde, Gov. Greg Abbott has promised that everyone in the community will have access to the mental health care they need. On Wednesday, the governor directed state’s Health and Human Services Commission to work with the Texas Education Agency to use all available resources to help those affected.
When was the first time you had a Latinx teacher or professor? For many people, the answer to this question is quite eye-opening. That was the case for Dr. Yuliana Rodriguez, clinical assistant professor at the School of Education at UNC-Chapel Hill.
“People of color are now trying to overcome the sudden and violent nature of racist mass shootings while the threat of another White supremacist attack looms,”
Dr. Jocelyn Smith-Lee was quoted in a Washington Post article that examined children orphaned by gun violence. Orphaned by Gun Violence: Two Kids, Two Shootings, Two Parents Gone, written by John Woodrow Cox.
UNC Greensboro Human Development and Family Studies Alumna, Dr. Nina Smith has been selected as a co-investigator for the newly launched National African American Child and Family Research Center.