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Dr. Nancy Dayne

“Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not!”

Dr. Suess (The Lorax)

As the Professional Development Chair for OCAEYC, I help develop and implement a professional development plan and calendar, coordinate workshops/presenters, and vote as a board member with this wonderful organization. I have always been an advocate for professional development and in this role I am able to support the diverse educators, families, and children with amazing facilitators, current research, and important topics related to Early Childhood Education.

OCAEYC’s vision is that Early Childhood professionals ensure all young children thrive, learn, and reach their full potential. They are the local affiliate of the National Association of the Education of Young Children, which is the largest organization of this kind in the county. Their mission is to support early childhood professionals in their work with children birth through age eight, to advocate for high standards and improve working conditions in programs for young children, and to promote public understanding of issues affecting children and their families.

Academic Area
Child Development and Family Studies


  • USC EdD Teacher Education in Multicultural Societies
  • CSULB-MA  Education: Elementary Education
  • CSULB-BA Family and Consumer Sciences: Child Development and Family Studies

Research Interests

Child Development, Parent Education and Involvement, Teacher Education (pre-service and in-service), Online Learning Self-efficacy, Childcare and College Student Parents.


James, Roy, Brown, Roy, & Smith, & Dayne  (2020). Translating Discovery Science. Variation in Facilitator Characteristics in Ethno‐Racial Minority Fatherhood Program Outcomes and Processes: A Translational Science Brief Report. Family Relations, 69 (5) 956-966.

Roy, R., Bradecich, A., Dayne, N., & Luna, A. (2018). The transition of motherhood: The experiences of college student-parents. Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 110(3), 48-57.

Dayne, N., Hirabayashi, K., Seli, H., & Reiboldt, W. (2016). The examination of academic       self-efficacy and academic help-seeking of higher education students taking an on-campus or online general course in family and consumer sciences. Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences Education 33 (2), 13-24.

Roy, R., Walker, A., Al Jayyousi, G., & Dayne. N. (2016). Effects of expected and perceived division of childcare and household labor on mother’s relationship satisfaction during their transition to parenthood. Psychology, 7, 1467-1485.

In Press

Caballero, J., Dayne, N., Reiboldt, W., @Tran, L. (ND). “It’s the Filipino Way”: Remittance Practices of Filipino American Families. Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences.