MARQUETTE Ã‚– Ã‚“Why Is Quality Childcare So Important and What Can We Do to Make It Better?Ã‚” is the topic of the next psychology colloquium at Northern Michigan University. It is scheduled from 3:10-4:15 p.m. Friday, Feb. 27, in 167 Gries Hall.
NMU psychology professors Francella Quinnell and Maya G. Sen will discuss the history of childcare in the United States and the current status of childcare programs and regulations. They will also discuss the research findings on the short- and long-term effects of childcare, which depend on the level of quality of the program studied.
Quinnell and Sen will describe the skills, education and regulations necessary to develop quality childcare in the United States. These are based on research and guidelines developed by professional organizations such as the National Association for the Education of the Young Child.
For more information, contact the psychology department at 227-2935.