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Dr. Youngok Jung

Youngok Jung is an Associate Professor of Child Development and Family Studies at California State University Long Beach. Her research interests include the role of high-quality early childhood education in child development and the preparation of early educators to serve diverse children and families.

Academic Area
Child Development and Family Studies

Education

  • Ph.D.     in Psychological Studies in Education, University of California                   
  • M.A.      in Psychological Studies in Education, University of California
  • M.Ed.    in Early Childhood Special Education, University of Virginia
  • B.S.        in Family and Consumer Sciences, Ewha Woman’s University

Research Interests

  • Effects of high-quality early childhood education on child development
  • Early childhood educator competencies and quality rating systems in early childhood education
  • Role of parenting in young children’s health outcomes
  • Early literacy development of dual language learners
  • Student parents with young children
  • Motor functioning of individuals with disabilities

Publications

Jung, T., Katase, A., Jeng, B., Nishiyori, R., Chaperro, G., Jung, Y., and Wagazsuma, M. (Accepted 2020). The influence of concurrent cognitive tasks on motor performance in people with traumatic brain injury: A pilot study. Physiotherapy Theory and Practice. https://doi.org/10.1080/09593985.2020.1840681

Lee, K., Jung, T., Lee, D., Lim, J., Lee, E., Jung, Y., & Lee, Y. (2019). A comparison of using the DSM-5 and MABC-2 for estimating the developmental coordination disorder prevalence in Korean children. Research in Developmental Disabilities, 94, 103459. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ridd.2019.103459

Jung, Y. (2019). Associations between in-the-moment behavior of children, family literacy program use, and Latina mother-child book reading. Early Child Development and Care, 13(9), 2071-2084. https://doi.org/10.1080/03004430.2018.1438423

Jung, Y., Zuniga, S., Howes, C., Jeon, H., Parrish, D., Quick, H.,…Howser, A. (2016). Improving Latino/a children’s early language and literacy development: Key features of early childhood education within family literacy programs. Early Child Development and Care, 186(6), 845-862. https://doi.org/10.1080/03004430.2015.1062374

Jung, Y., & Howes, C. (2011). The role of teacher–child relationships in Spanish-speaking dual language learners’ language and literacy development in the early years. In R. Pianta & C. Howes (Eds.), Integrating classroom experiences of young dual language learners. Baltimore, MD: Paul H. Brooks Publishing Company.

Jung, Y., Tsao, C., & Vu, J. (2010). Implications of quality rating system for professional development. In C. Howes & C. Scott-Little (Eds.), Early childhood teacher professional development interface with quality rating and early childhood competency systems: Are we ensuring effective teaching. Baltimore, MD: Paul H. Brooks Publishing Company.

Jung, Y., Howes, C., & Pianta, R. (2010). What we learn from current Pre-K initiatives and suggestions. In C. Howes and R. Pianta (Eds.), Promise of Pre-K. Baltimore, MD: Paul H. Brooks Publishing Company. 

Quick, H., Parrish, D., Manship, K., Madsen, S., Miranda, A., Emandes, J.,…Jung, Y., Howes, C. (2011). Evaluation of the First 5 LA Family Literacy Initiatives: Final evaluation report. Palo Alto, CA: American Institutes for Research.

Quick, H., Parrish, D., Manship, K., Gaertner, F., Waugh, R., Gonzalez, R., Rojas, D., Zuniga, S., Jung, Y., and Howes, C. (2007). Evaluation of the First 5 LA Family Literacy Initiatives: Final phase I report. Palo Alto, CA: American Institutes for Research.

Courses Taught

  • CDFS 111: The Preschool Child
  • CDFS 310: Diversity in Child Development
  • CDFS 311: Prenatal Development and Infancy
  • CDFS 312: Family and Personal Development
  • CDFS 409: Language, Learning and Development
  • CDFS 490: Directed Studies
  • CDFS 490: Special Topics: Short-Term Study Abroad Program in Italy