Elizabeth M. Engelhardt

Clinical Faculty
Full-Time Faculty
School of Education and Health Sciences: Teacher Education

Profile

Beth Engelhardt has more than 35 years of experience in early childhood education, including15 years as an administrator of an NAEYC accredited childcare center and several years as a childcare licensing specialist, a CDA advisor, and a mentor to directors and student teachers. Presently, she teaches at the University of Dayton. Professor Engelhardt authored The Director Mentoring Program, co-authored Dayton's Children – A Resource Guide for Families, and Becoming a Director: Lessons Learned, published in Child Care Information Exchange (2006). She has presented at local, state and national conferences and is the past president of the Dayton Association for Young Children, a member of the Montgomery County Early Childhood Education Coalition, and moderator for the Montgomery County Directors Online Group. Professor Engelhardt earned a master's degree from Pacific Oaks College specializing in Leadership in Education and Human Development and Teaching Adults in Early Childhood Education.

Courses Taught

  • EDT 109 Personal Aspects of Teaching
  • EDT 110 The Profession of Teaching
  • EDT 207 The Child and Adolescent in Education
  • EDT 212 Early Childhood Theory and Practice
  • EDT 340 Educating Students with Diverse Learning Needs
  • EDT 460E Early Childhood Program and Personnel Management (online)
  • EDT 462E Regulations, Licensing and the Law in Early Care and Education (online)
  • EDT 463E Managing Finances and Marketing in Early Care and Education (online)

Degrees

  • M.A., Human Development, Early Childhood Education, Pacific Oaks College
  • B.S., Business Management, Antioch University
  • A.S., Early Childhood Education, Sinclair Community College

Professional Activities

  • National Association for the Education of Young Children
  • Former President, Dayton Association for Young Children
  • Early Childhood Coalition
  • Infant Mental Health Subcommittee for the State of Ohio
  • National Association of Child Care Professionals
  • Ecumenical Child Care Network
  • Dayton Area Child Care Task Force
  • State of Ohio Regulatory Writing Team
  • Montgomery County Advising ECE Committee
  • Quality Child Care Task Force Member
  • Montgomery County Coalition for Early Childhood Education

Research Interests

  • Developmentally appropriate classrooms for adult learners
  • Organic food for child care centers and schools
  • Mentoring and administration

Selected Publications

  • Engelhardt, E., et al. (2008, January). Stories of God's Love. A program for PK-K students. RCL/Benzinger.
  • Engelhardt, E. (2007, September). Teacher know thyself. The Dayton’s Young Children, 3(1).
  • Engelhardt, E. (2006, December). Becoming a director: Lessons learned. Child Care Information Exchange. ECE-SOS.com.