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Mary Jo Pollman, Ph.D.

Mary Jo Pollman, Ph.D. Biography:

Dr. Pollman is Professor of Early Childhood Education at Metropolitan State University of Denver. She received her doctoral degree in early childhood education from Florida State University. A former lab school teacher at Florida State University as well as a kindergarten, first-, and third-grade teacher, Dr. Pollman has continued her study of early childhood education in Australia, Italy (Reggio Emilia), Japan (fellowship), Germany, and Canada. Her fascination with the work of Friedrich Froebel, a trained mathematician and architect and the father of kindergarten, led her to walk in the footsteps of Froebel in Oberweissbach, Bad Blankenburg, Rudolstadt, and Berlin, Germany, in 2007.

At the national level, Dr. Pollman is presently Vice President in charge of membership of the National Association of Early Childhood Teacher Educators (NAECTE) and a member of the Professional Development Panel of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC); she has reviewed early childhood programs for the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education. Dr. Pollman is a past president of the Presidents' Council of the Association for Childhood Education International (ACEI). At the state level, she has served as a past state president of the Alabama Association of Early Childhood Teacher Educators and the Colorado ACEI. She is currently an active board member of Colorado Association of the Education of Young Children and the Colorado ACEI and holds other current memberships in organizations such as the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics and National Council for the Social Studies. A frequent presenter at NAEYC, NAECTE, and ACEI, Dr. Pollman has written many articles and position statements dealing with issues in the field of early childhood.

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  • Blocks and Beyond

    ISBN: 978-1-59857-101-1


    Teach spatial skills to young children-and improve their overall academic outcomes! This innovative teaching resource has the research-based insights and practical activities early childhood educators need to promote spatial development throughout the school day.

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