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Lecture: Oregon Parenting Education Week

Supporting Children’s First Teachers: Promoting School Readiness Through Parent Education

Tuesday, May 21, 2013 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

"Supporting Children’s First Teachers: Promoting School Readiness Through Parent Education." Katherine C Pears, Ph.D., Senior Scientist, Oregon Social Learning Center.

Dr. Pears is a Senior Scientist at the Oregon Social Learning Center (OSLC). She studies school readiness in high-risk children and their families, including children in foster care, children with developmental disabilities, and children from impoverished environments.

Dr. Pears also studies the early childhood experiences that shape self-regulatory and executive functioning abilities and how these abilities subsequently affect school readiness and school adjustment.

Dr. Pears is a developer of the Kids in Transition to School (KITS) Program, a school readiness intervention designed to promote early literacy, social, and self-regulation skills in children and school involvement in parents.

She is the principal investigator on several federally funded randomized efficacy trials of the KITS Program.

Dr. Pears also works in partnership with a number of community organizations to increase school readiness in at-risk children.

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Hallie Ford Center (campus map)
Denise Rennekamp
(541) 737-1013
Denise.Rennekamp at oregonstate.edu
Hallie Ford Center for Healthy Children and Families
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