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    Kathryn Williams Browne, Program Coordinator
    - Early Childhood Education Specialist

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 Business Division/ ECE Department


  Skyline Office: Bldg 8, Rm 8-303
  Skyline Office Hrs: MW 2-4p; TTh 2-5p

   Phone: 630.738.7092



Early Childhood Education



Course Description

Spring 2010

ECE 201 36431-41894 Syllabus

Child Development

Spring 2010

ECE 210 AA  38167 Syllabus

Early Childhood Principles

Spring 2010

ECE 333 AA  39993 Syllabus

Observation Skills

Spring 2010

ECE 366 JA 38521 syllabus

Practicum in Early Childhood Education



  • CA Early Childhood Mentor Program CECMP
  • San Mateo Association for the Education of Young Children SMAEYC
  • National Association for the Education of Young Children NAEYC
  • National Institute for Early Education Research NIEER
  • Child Care Coordinating Council CCCC
  • West Ed Research, Development & Service WestED


  • BA Stanford University, Psychology/Child Development
  • MA University of Michigan, Early Childhood Education
  • Elementary Certification (K-6) State of Michigan
  • Multiple Subjects Credential (K-8) State of California
  • Community College Credential State of California



Preschool/ChildCare Teacher & Administrator

  • Bing Nursery School
  • Little Folks Child Care/Nursery School
  • First Congregational Parent Coop
  • Washtenaw/Ann Arbor Child Care
  • Ta-Enna Preschool of Ann Arbor                    

Elementary School Teacher

  • Bryant Elementary, Kindergarten
  • Bryant Elementary, First Grade

College Instructor

  • Stanford University, Developmental Psychology, Student Practicum, Observation, Programs
  • Foothill College, Child Development, Working with Parents
  • De Anza College, Parenting by Heart (Distance Learning/Cable Television)
  • Canada College, Principles, Child Development, Handling Behavior, Curriculum, Observation, Parents, Student Practicum, Adult Supervision
  • Skyline College, Child Development, Principles, Curriculum, Student Practicum, Handling Behavior, Observation

Adult Educator

  • Coordinator, CA Mentor Teacher Program (San Mateo County)
  • Beechwood School [East Palo Alto] parent education
  • NAEYC/CAEYC [nation-wide]  teacher education
  • Various school sites parent education


  • Beginnings and Beyond: Foundations in Early Childhood Education, 7e Delmar Publishers [co-author with Ann Gordon]
  • Beginning Essentials, 2006 Delmar Thomson Publishers
  • Guiding Young Children in a Diverse Society 1996 [in revision] Allyn & Bacon
  • To Teach Well: ECE Student Teaching Guide 2008/Pearson/Merrill