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Laura Kathleen Matters Herold

Laura Kathleen Matters Herold

Clinical Assistant Professor

HESC Building, 16A

Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food & Life Sciences

(THES)-AFLS-Human Environ Science

Phone: 479-575-4305

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Developmental outcomes in birth through kindergarten, particularly in the area of language and literacy; the impact of poverty on early knowledge development and longitudinal outcomes; improving the educational and social outcomes of at-risk preschoolers; early childhood education policy and curriculum; teacher-child and parent-child interactions; early childhood teacher professional development and training; children’s literature; children’s reading preferences

Child Guidance and Child Guidance Lab (University of Arkansas)

Curriculum and Assessment: 3 through Kindergarten and Curriculum and Assessment Lab (University of Arkansas)

Field Experience I (University of Arkansas)

Field Experience II (University of Arkansas)

Language and Literacy Pedagogy for Birth through Kindergarten Educators (University of Arkansas)

Parenting and Family Dynamics (University of Arkansas)

Public Policy Advocacy for Children and Families (University of Arkansas)

Literacy Development and the Young Child (University of Michigan)

Ph. D.  University of Michigan: Educational Studies, Language Literacy and Culture (emphasis in Early Childhood Education)

M. S.   University of Michigan: Educational Studies, Language Literacy and Culture (emphasis in Early Childhood Education)

B. A.  Oberlin College: German Studies and Music History and Theory, Graduated with High Honors

Pinkham, A. M., Herold, L. K. M., & Neuman, S. B. Knowledge Development in Early Childhood. In Meyer, L. (Ed.), Oxford Bibliographies in Education. New York: Oxford University Press.

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

Member of the National Association for the Education of Young Children

Member of the Southern Early Childhood Association

Member of the American Educational Research Association                                                             

Herold, L. K. M. (PI), and McNally, S.                                                            

Honors College Faculty Equipment and Technology Grant

Honor’s College, University of Arkansas

Project: Playing with Light and Shadow: Impacts of an Enriched Early Childhood Environment on Engagement Levels and Exploration Behaviors Across the Early Childhood Years

Amount: $5000

 

Herold, L. K. M.                                                                                                      

Fayetteville Public Education Foundation

Fall Standard Grant

Project: Harnessing the Outdoor Classroom for STEAM Exploration

Amount: $1500

 

Herold, L. K. M. (PI), and McNally, S.                                                                     

International Programs Faculty Funding Proposal

International Program Office, University of Arkansas

Project: The Reggio Emilia Approach in Context New Program Support                            

Amount: $2500

 

Herold, L. K. M.                                                                                                    

Research in Teaching Grant

Teaching and Faculty Support Center, University of Arkansas

Project: Pop-up Children’s Library: Revealing Children’s Access to Books Across Northwest Arkansas, Training Early Childhood Teachers, and Empowering the Next Generation

Amount: $5000                                                                                          

 

Herold, L. K. M. (PI), and McNally, S.                                                                

International Programs Faculty Funding Proposal

International Program Office, University of Arkansas

Project: The Reggio Emilia Approach in Context                                                     

Amount: $4000

 

Howie, E. (PI), McNally, S., Herold, L. K. M., and Trudo, S.                                   

Provost’s Collaborative Research Grant

Provost’s Office, University of Arkansas

Project: Technology, Exercise, and Cognition in Children (TECCH)

Amount: $2000

 

Rackham Centennial Fellowship Award, University of Michigan (2012, university-wide competition)