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Schaack, Diana

Diana Schaack

Assistant Professor, Learning, Developmental & Family Sciences
  • Affiliate Faculty, Early Childhood Education
  • Extended Studies
  • School of Education & Human Development

Diana Schaack's research integrates educational and psychological theories into the study of the relationships, settings, and policies that foster positive child and teacher development within early care and education settings. Dr. Schaack also works closely with states and local communities in developing efforts to recruit, develop, and retain a diverse early childhood workforce and on efforts to ensure children’s access to high-quality early learning experiences.

Prior to joining the faculty at CU Denver, Dr. Schaack was an assistant professor at San Diego State University and was an assistant researcher at the Center for the Study of Child Care Employment at the University of California, Berkeley.

Areas of Expertise

  • Early childhood education policy
  • Early childhood workforce
  • Teacher-Child Attachment Relationships
  • Family Child Care

Education, Licensure & Certifications

  • B.A., Hobart and William Smith Colleges
  • M.S. Bank Street College of Education
  • PhD Erikson Institute/Loyola University Chicago

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