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Dr. Patrice E. Farquharson
Associate Professor of Early Childhood Education

Contact info:
Phone: 203.932.2939 
Email: pfarquharson@post.edu or drpatrice@aol.com
Office: North Hall 212


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Academic Background:

  • Southern Connecticut State University - Administrative & Supervisory Certificate Program

  • Connecticut's Cooperative Teacher Certificate

  • Nova Southeastern University, Doctorate of Education

  • State of Connecticut Teacher Certification -
    Pre-K-Sixth Grade

  • Southern Connecticut State University - Master of Science -
    Early Childhood Education

  • University of Connecticut - Bachelor of Science - Education 

Professional Background:

  • Assistant Professor of Post University since 1996

  • Executive Director of West Haven Child Development Center, Inc. since 1982

Teaching Philosophy:

Dr. Farquharson firmly believes in connecting theory to practice. Therefore she uses a wide variety of hands-on approaches to learning in my classes. She keeps abreast of what is happening in the field in order to share current information with her students. She understands first hand the needs of the early childhood educator having spent the past 32 years actively working with children and families.

Dr. Farquharson continues to participate in State of Connecticut Early Childhood Events and will be presenting at the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) Nov. 2010.

Research/Academic Interests:

  • Data Collection for Northeastern University - Pediatric Nursing Department's research study entitled: “Children's Beliefs about Violence”.

  • Data Collection for Northeastern University - Pediatric Nursing Department's research study entitled: “Children's Beliefs about Violence”.

  • Currently working on a project to improve obesity rate s in young children  funded by the United Way of Greater New Haven.

  • Currently working on a project to improve obesity rate s in young children  funded by the United Way of Greater New Haven.

Publications:

  • Enhancing the Fiscal Outlook of a Non-Profit Agency through Board Training, Fundraising Techniques and a Marketing Plan. 1995 Education Resources Information Center (ERIC) Document #ED371829.

  • Establishing a Public-Private Community Based Partnership through the Implementation of an Inclusion Model. 1996 Education Resources Information Center (ERIC) Document #ED385979.

  • Beauchesne, M., Kelley, B., Lawrence, P. & Farquharson, P. 1997. Violence Prevention: A Community Approach. Journal of Pediatric Health Care.

Presentations/Speaking Engagements (recent):

  • A Few Good Men: The Male Role in Early Childhood Education at the National Association of the Education of Young Children, Anaheim, CA November, 2010

    A collaborative approach to providing early care and education education for children aged birth to three that was regarded by Connecticut’s State Department for Social Services as a “best practice”. The collaborative approach was selected by Zero to Three, a division of the National Infant and Toddler Child Care Initiative of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, for presentation in a Webinar for New England States as well as the National State Child Care Administrators’ meeting in Washington. The presentation was accessible to state policymakers, early childhood advocates, and infant and toddler professionals across the country. 2009

  • Climbing the Career Ladder Through Collaboration; CAEL Conference, Philadelphia Pennsylvania 2008

  • From Russia with Love: A Comparison of Healthcare For Adoptive Children: United States and Russia; 16th Caring for the Underserved Conference: A Global Perspective ;Boston, MA 2008

  • Panel participation with Edward Ziegler , professor emeritus, Yale University also known as Father of Head Start and Schools of the 21st Century, click on Early Childhood Education Cabinet Forum on the Importance of the Infant and Toddler Years 2007

  • Participant and Presenter at the Early Childhood Education Oxford Round Table Oxford University, Oxford England, 2007

  • Reach Out and Read through Health Care *NAPNAP, Orlando, Florida 2007

  • Using the e-portfolio as an Assessment of Students' Work in Online Courses Connecticut Distance Learning Conference, Fairfield, CT 2004

  • From Russia with Love: A Comparison of Healthcare For Adoptive Children: United States and Russia - 12th Annual Conference for the Underserved. Poster Presentation, FT Lauderdale, FL   2004

Academic Memberships:

  • National Association for Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP) Child Care special interest group

  • Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD)

  • Member of Connecticut's Comprehensive System of Personal Development Council (CSPD) 1997-2007

  • National Association for the Education of Young Children

  • Governor's Council for the Collaboration of Young Children with Special Needs

  • Member of the Editorial Team "All Things Considered" newsletter published by the University of Connecticut and the State Department of Social Services.

Awards:

Dr. Farquharson has received the Professional Development Award from Connecticut Early Childhood Council in 1996, 1998 and 2004. She has also been named in "Who’s Who in American Education" from 1998 through 2010. In addition, she received the “Jimmy Fund” Community Service Award for the City of West 2001.