Professor Carol Armga has a particular interest in how adult skills and behavior support the growth and development of young children. What is desired is developmentally appropriate practice -- when the needs, interests, developmental abilities, within the cultural context of the child, are recognized, fostered and stimulated in age-appropriate ways. Specific content areas include: environments, safety, an anti-bias approach, blocks, dramatic play, science, math, woodworking, food preparation/nutrition education, sensory, manipulatives, creative dramatics, dramatic play, literature for children, music, puppets, emerging literacy, creative movement, group games, grouptimes, and the importance of play. Each of these areas are worthy of study in teacher preparation. Additionally, through fourteen years of experience, Professor Armga has developed expertise in child care program administration. She has done extensive readings and presentations, as well as research, on ethical behavior, as it relates to working with children and families.
Early childhood education; developmentally appropriate practice; teacher training childcare administration; ethical practice; curriculum development; child development