Shauna Adams, Ed.D.

Contact Information

  • Email: Shauna Adams, Ed.D.
  • Phone: 937-229-3372
  • Location: Bombeck Family Learning Center, Room 115

Shauna M. Adams, Ed.D.

Executive Director, Center for Early Learning; Associate Professor of Early Childhood Education, Leary Professor for Ethics and Community

  • Full-Time Faculty

Degrees

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

Grants

Adams, S.M. Currell, C., Weaver, R., & Ferguson, S. (2013-16). Ready Families, Ready Children: Better Way Foundation- 3 Year Grant. ($300,000 funded)

Weaver, R., Currell, C., Adams, S.M. & Ferguson, S. (2011-12). Full Service Community Schools Grant: Better Way Foundation- Year 2 and 3 Implementation Grant. ($200,000 funded)

Research Interests

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

Selected Publications

Books

Sciarra, D.J., Lynch, E., Adams, S.M., & Dorsey, A.G., (2016). Developing and Administering a Child Care and Education Program (9th). Belmont, CA: Cengage Learning.

Adams, S.M., Young. P.C. and Bowman, C. (2016). The Cross-cutting Themes for Diversity and Technology. Washington DC: Council for Accreditation for the Education of Teachers.

Adams, S.M.& Comingore, J.L. (2015).  ACCESS to Physical and Earth Science for Preschool and the Primary Grades. Bloomington, IN:  Xlibris.

Adams, S.M., Baldwin, J.B., Comingore, J.L & Kelly, M.K.(2014). The ACCESS Curriculum:  Intentional, Integrated and Inquiry-based for Infants through Grade 5. Bloomington, IN:  Xlibris.

Adams, S.M.& Comingore, J.L. (2014).  ACCESS to Life Science for Preschool and the Primary Grades. Bloomington, IN:  Xlibris.

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.

Adams, S.M., & Grabiel, L. (2011). Stories of God’s love: kindergarten multi-day guide. Allen, TX: RCL Benziger.

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.