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Jane Lannak

Clinical Associate Professor

Dr Jane Lannak is a clinical associate professor in the Early Childhood program at BU Wheelock College of Education & Human Development. Her principal interest is in the application of child development theory and research to educational practice in schools and childcare settings. She has developed education and training programs for teachers and administrators and has spoken extensively to parent groups and professional organizations both nationally and internationally on such topics as learning environments, quality childcare, and children’s literature.

Previously, Dr. Lannak served as the director of the Early Childhood Learning Lab at BU Wheelock. She has also served on the boards of the Association for Young Children, Europe and the National Association for the Education of Young Children, and as the academic coordinator of Boston University’s Early Childhood Education Programs Overseas.

PhD, University of Southern California

MLS, Simmons College

BA, St. Lawrence University

SED EC350  Introduction to Early Childhood Education

SED EC405  Preschool Curriculum and Fieldwork

SED EC611  Preschool Curriculum and Fieldwork

Presentation made to American educators in Heidelberg, Germany, addressing the importance of establishing a sense of community in early childhood education programs. Association for the Education of Young Children, Europe.

Presentation made at the National Association for the Education of Young Children’s national conference in Washington, D.C. This session provided the attendees with an introduction to a specific approach to curriculum for young children based on the inquiry method developed at the Early Childhood Learning Lab at Boston University’s School of Education.

“Child Development and Play.” Horizons Initiative: Helping Hands for Homeless Children.