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Dr. Jyotsna Pattnaik Co-Edits Journal Focused on COVID's Impact on Early Childhood Education

Published September 14, 2021
Dr. Jyotsna Pattnaik
Dr. Jyotsna Pattnaik

Dr. Jyotsna Pattnaik’s recent work co-editing the September issue of Early Childhood Education Journal (a Peer reviewed journal by Springer) focused on the many ways COVID-19 has impacted the field of early childhood care and education. This special-focus issue titled, “Early Childhood Education and Care in the Time of COVID-19” provides 22 articles by authors around the world. The basis of many of these focus on empirical studies with teachers, parents, children, and early childhood administrators.

An expert in early childhood education, Dr. Pattnaik’s own research focuses on aspects of early childhood education in the U.S. and globally. However, during the ongoing pandemic, Dr. Pattnaik’s research has also encompassed the pandemic’s impact in this subject area. Dr. Pattnaik shares about her current research, “I conducted a study with five early childhood teachers teaching in various kinds of early education programs in Southern California, that explored their experiences during the pandemic which I presented at a national conference in February 2021. I have collected data for a study with family childcare providers in LA county that explored their challenges and efforts during the pandemic. I have also chaired a thesis study that explored perceptions of teachers and parents in the U.S. and other countries on the impact of pandemic on children’s school readiness.”    


Springer has made this issue free to download as a service to all interested in the topic.