• Angela Eckhoff is an Associate Professor of Teaching and Learning in the Early Childhood Education program and serves as Graduate Program Director for Early Childhood
  • Selected Publications

    Articles In Academic Journals

    Year Title
    2017 Defining quality in visual art education for young children: Building on the position statement of the Early Childhood Art EducatorsArts Education Policy Review. 154-163.
    2017 Images of Play Experiences Through a Child’s Lens: An Exploration of Play and Digital Media with Young ChildrenInternational Journal of Early Childhood. 113-129.
    2017 Partners in Inquiry: A Collaborative Life Science Investigation with Preservice Teachers and Kindergarten StudentsEarly Childhood Education Journal. 219-227.
    2017 STEM Resources and Materials for Engaging Learning ExperiencesYoung Children. 90-93.
    2016 NAEYC Governing Board and LeadershipYoung Children. 62.
    2016 Title IX Then and Now at Old Dominion University: Listening for the EchoesJournal of Intercollegiate Sport. 226-246.
    2016 Virginia’s Early Childhood Home Visitation Programming: Support for
    2015 Ethical considerations of children’s digital image-making and image-audiancing in early childhood environmentsEarly Child Development and Care. 1617-1628.
    2014 Scaffolding for creative product possibilities in a design-based STEM activityResearch in Science Education.
    2014 The examination of a STEM pull-out program for urban upper elementary studentsResearch in Science Education.
    2014 The examination of a pullout STEM program for urban upper elementary studentsResearch in Science Education. 483-506.
    2013 Conversational pedagogy: Exploring interactions between a teaching artist and young learners during visual arts experiencesEarly Childhood Education Journal. 365-372.
    2013 Identifying Influential Facilitators of Mathematics Professional Development: A Survey Analysis of Elementary School Teachers.International Journal of Science & Mathematics Education. 1424-1435.
    2012 Release the Dragon: the role of popular culture in children’s storiesContemporary Issues in Early Childhood. 27-37.
    2012 Teaching young learners about sustainabilityChildhood Education. 354-359.
    2011 A Place for the Arts: Lessons Learned from an Afterschool Art Experience with Reclaimed Materials.Afterschool Matters. 40-47.
    2011 Art experiments: introducing an artist-in-residence programme in early childhood educationEarly Child Development and Care. 371-385.
    2011 Creativity in the early childhood classroom: Perspectives of preservice teachersJournal of Early Childhood Teacher Education. 240-255.
    2011 CrossRef citations AltmetricJournal of Early Childhood Teacher Education.
    2011 Transformative Partnerships: Designing School-Based Visual Arts Outreach ProgrammesInternational Journal of Art & Design Education. 256-265.
    2010 Using Games to Explore Visual Art with Young ChildrenYC Young Children. 18.
    2009 Rethink, reimagine, reinvent: The Reggio Emilia approach to incorporating reclaimed materials in children’s artworksArt Education. 10-16.
    2008 The importance of art viewing experiences in early childhood visual arts: The exploration of a master art teacher’s strategies for meaningful early arts experiencesEarly Childhood Education Journal. 463-472.
    2008 Understanding imaginative thinking during childhood: Sociocultural conceptions of creativity and imaginative thoughtEarly Childhood Education Journal. 179-185.
    2006 Children’s Art Viewing ExperiencesArt Education. 5.
    2006 Daddy Daycare, Daffy Duck, and Salvador Dali: Popular culture and children’s art viewing experiencesArt Education. 19-24.


    Year Title
    2018 Creative Investigations in Early Engineering and Technology.  Lewisville, NC: Gryphon House.
    2017 Creative Investigations in Early Math.  Lewisville, NC: Gryphon House.


    Year Title
    2014 Museum spaces as a provocation for learningThinking Critically about Environments for Young Children: Bridging Theory and Practice. New York, NY: Teachers College Press.

    Conference Papers

    Year Title
    2009 Extending the Reggio Emilia educational approach to creativity support environments.  375-376.

    Research Overview

  • Areas of specialization and research include visual arts pedagogy in early childhood education, imagination and creative development during childhood, informal learning environments for children and families, and early childhood policy.
  • Expertise Keywords

  • Arts Education
  • Child Development
  • Creativity
  • Early Childhood Pedagogy
  • Informal Learning Environments
  • Education And Training

  • Dual PhD in Educational Psychology and Cognitive Science, University of Colorado at Boulder
  • Full Name

  • Angela Eckhoff