Shauna M. Adams, Ed.D.

Associate Professor and Executive Director of the Center for Early Learning
Full-Time Faculty
School of Education and Health Sciences: Teacher Education, Bombeck Center

  • Location: Chaminade Hall, Room 112P
  • Phone: 937-229-3372
  • Email: Contact

Courses Taught

  • EDT 211 Child Development Birth to Age 8
  • EDT 313 Developmentally Appropriate Practices for Preschool
  • EDT 413 Teaching Social Studies in the Primary Grades
  • EDT 510 Introduction to Transdisciplinary Early Childhood Education
  • EDT 561E Supporting Quality Curriculum in Early Care and Education

Degrees

  • Ed.D., Early Childhood and Special Education
  • M.S., Ed. Social Agency and School Counseling
  • B.S., Elementary and Special Education

Licensures & Certifications

  • Elementary Education
  • K-12 Special Education
  • Early Education of the Handicapped
  • School Psychology

Professional Activities

  • Ohio Early Childhood Advisory Council
  • Ready Set Soar Advisory Cabinet
  • Montgomery County Kindergarten Readiness Committee

Research Interests

  • Early childhood curriculum
  • Advocacy and leadership in early childhood: improving quality
  • Catholic early childhood

Selected Publications

Books

  • Sciarra, D.J., Dorsey, A.G., Lynch, E. & Adams, S.M., (2013). Developing and Administering a Child Care and Education Program (8th). Belmont, CA: Wadsworth Cengage. View book >>
  • Adams, S.M., Comingore, J.L. & Baldwin, J.B. (2012). The ACCESS Curriculum Framework Implementation Guide Xlibris: Bloomington, IN. View book >>
  • Baldwin, J.B., Comingore, J.L., Adams, S.M., Kelly, M.K. & Smith, D.J.(editors) (2012).  ACCESS to Science for Infants and Toddlers. Bloomington, IN:  Xlibris. View book >>
  • Adams, S.M., & Grabiel, L., (2011). Stories of God’s love: Kindergarten one-day guide. Allen, TX: RCL Benziger. View book >>
  • Adams, S.M., & Grabiel, L. (2011). Stories of God’s love: kindergarten multi-day guide. Allen, TX: RCL Benziger. View book >>
  • Comingore, J., Adams, S.M., & Baldwin, J. (2009). Stories of God’s love: Ages 3 and 4 preschool program multi-day guide. Allen, TX: RCL Benziger.
  • Adams, S.M., Comingore, J., & Baldwin, J. (2009). Stories of God’s love: Ages 3 and 4 preschool program one-day guide. Allen, TX: RCL Benziger.
  • Comingore, J., Adams, S.M., & Baldwin, J. (2009). Stories of God’s love: Ages 4 and 5 preschool program multi-day guide. Allen, TX: RCL Benziger.
  • Adams, S.M., Comingore, J., & Baldwin, J. (2009). Stories of God’s love: Ages 4 and 5 preschool program one-day guide. Allen, TX: RCL Benziger.

Articles

  • Kelly, M.K., Adams, S.M. & Baldwin, J. (in press). The Seeds of Integration for Early Childhood: Implementing an Emergent, Standards-Based, Integrated, Science-Focused Curriculum with Diverse Early Learners. Catholic Education: A Journal of Inquiry and Practice.
  • Baldwin, J. L., Adams, S. M., Kelly, M.K. (2009). Science at the center: An emergent, standards-based, child-centered Framework for early learners. Early Childhood Education Journal.

Peer reviewed presentations

  • Adams, S.M. & Smith, D.J. (2012) ACCESS Curriculum Framework. Presented to the Ohio Association of Elementary School Administrators Professional Conference and Trade Show: Sandusky, OH.
  • Smith, D.J. & Adams, S.M. (2012) Developmentally Appropriate Practice – The Disconnect Between Pre-K and K. Presented to the Ohio Association of Elementary School Administrators Professional Conference and Trade Show: Sandusky, OH.
  • Adams, S.M. (2012). Teaching the Wonders of God’s Love to Young Children. Presented to the National Catholic Education Association, Boston, MA.
  • Adams, S.M., Baldwin, J., Comingore, J.L., & Kelly, M.K. (2011). Connecting Assessment and Content Standards to an Emergent, Child-Centered, Inquiry-based Teaching Philosophy: The ACCESS Curriculum Framework. National Institute for Early Childhood Professional Development for the National Associate for the Education of Young Children: Providence, RI.
  • Baldwin, J., & Adams, S.M. (2010) Facilitating the Change: Modeling Integrated Programming in ECSE Classrooms through the use of Students Interns. Presented to the Teacher Education Division of the Council for Exceptional Children: St Louis, MO.
  • Baldwin, J., Adams, S.M., Kelly, M.K. and Comingore, J., (2009) Ensuring quality through an assessment supported curriculum framework in inclusive settings. A 3 hour workshop presented to the National Association for the Education of Young Children: Washington, DC.
  • Kelly, M.K., Adams, S.M., & Comingore, J.L. (2009). Guiding Preservice Teachers' Development of Meaningful Science Investigations for Preschool. A one hour workshop presented to the National Science Education Conference of the National Science Teachers Association: New Orleans, LA.

Current Grants

  • Adams, S.M. Currell, C., Weaver, R., & Ferguson, S. (2013-2016). Ready Families, Ready Children:  Better Way Foundation- 3 Year Grant.  ($300,000 funded).
  • Weaver, R., Currell, C., Adams, S.M. & Ferguson, S. (2011-2012). Full Service Community Schools Grant:  Better Way Foundation- Year 2 and 3 Implementation Grant     ($200,000 funded).