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Mary Ellen Dallman, Ed.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Early Childhood and Reading Education
College of Education
Valdosta State University
Valdosta, Georgia 31698
(229) 333-5628

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As a faculty member in the Department of Early Childhood and Reading Education at Valdosta State University, I teach courses in the College of Education related to early care and education.


VSU female student    TEACHING-    During Spring 2002, I am teaching two undergraduate courses in Professional Semester I: ECED 3190- Practicum I: Classroom Management and Environmental Design: PreK - K and ECED 3400- Planning for Instruction and Classroom Management. You may connect directly to the web pages of other ECRE faculty teaching in the co-requisite courses in Professional Semester I by clicking on VSU Links.

ADVISEMENT-    I advise students who hold baccalaureate degrees in non teaching fields who are seeking initial teacher certification or those wishing to add a second field in ECE to a current Georgia teaching certificate.  General information about certification requirements for Early Childhood Education can be found on the College of Education's Student Services' link, "Teacher Education Info."

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RESEARCH and SERVICE-    I provide service to the early care and education community in South Georgia by offering in-service sessions, workshops, and technical assistance to schools and child care centers.   As one of six certified trainers in the State, I frequently deliver components of The Program for Infant and Toddler Caregivers to childcare providers under the auspices of the Infant Toddler Quality Initiative.


While I now make Valdosta, Georgia my home, I am a native of Waukesha County, Wisconsin.  I am eligible for Elderhostel and enjoy travel, teaching and working to improve the quality of early care and education for children and families, celebrating and learning from the diversity of others.

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The Art 
of Illustration
This page will show you an example of the art of children's book illustration.  The original bookcover was created by Eric Carle for his book, The Very Hungry Caterpillar, in 1969.  The version you will see was replicated using the Microsoft Paint program. 
Caldecott Medal
For the past seventy-five years, the American Library Association has recognized the foremost artist and illustrator of the pervious year by awarding his or her children's book the Caldecott Medal. The 2002 Medal and Honor books are described here.  You can also read about the Caldecott Medal winners for the years 1999 - 2001.
Illustrators & Authors 
You Should Know
Certain authors and illustrators have won the minds and hearts of children and adults for years.  Their stories and pictures may be more familiar to us than their names.  Two short lists of the creators of some of these enduring masterpieces are provided here.
Reggio Emilia, Italy 
Sydney, Australia
These two cities have made significant contributions to American education. The Whole Language Movement encourages the use of high quality children's literature during beginning literacy instruction.   The Reggio Emilia Approach inspires early childhood educators to examine their image of the child and alter their way of being with, thinking about, and teaching young children. 
Take a E-book tour the VSU campus and see its beautiful flowers and plantings, a living gift of the Sharpe family.  This E-book was a group project, developed in ECED 3000.
Georgia Book Awards
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