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Scenes from the Department of Human Development and Family Studies

Susan D.G. Warford

Highest Degree:

M.Ed. from UMass in 1983

Other Credentials:

  • RI Early Childhood Certification
  • RI Early Learning Standards Trainer
  • Classroom Assessment Scoring System (CLASS) Trainer

Teaching Interests:

Early childhood curriculum, guidance of young children, social and emotional development of young children, child development


  • Committee Member for the revisions of the RI Department of Education Standards for Approval of Educational Programs for Very Young Children
  • Member, Governor's Permanent Legislative Commission on Childcare

Professional Roles:

  • Coordinator, URI Child Development Center, Kingston
  • Lead Consultant for the RI Department of Education Pre-K/RI Early Learning Standards Technical Assistance Initiative

Selected Publications (1995 to present):
Warford, S.D.G. (2004). The Peace Table in Action, in Gordon, A. & Browne, K.W., Eds.(2004), Beginnings and Beyond: Foundations in Early Childhood Education, 6th Edition, Albany, N.Y.: Delmar.

Horm, D. & Warford, S. (2004). Bridging the gap through community collaboration: An evolving role for child development laboratory programs, in Barbour (2002), Bridging the Gap Between Theory, Research, and Practice: The Role of Child Development Early Childhood Programs in Early Childhood Education.

Warford, S.D.G. (2000) Supporting children's growth towards self-discipline. RIAEYC Newsletter, January, 2000, Vol.2, Issue 2.

Horm-Wingerd, D.M., Warford, S.D.G., & Penhallow, P.C. (1999). Making the connection through staffing: Mechanisms to increase consistency between university early childhood education courses and child development lab school practices. Journal of early Childhood teacher education, 1999, Vol.20, pp. 29-39.

Warford, S.D.G. & Horm-Wingerd, D.M. (1997). Consistency for children with Changing Teachers. National Organization of Child development Laboratory Schools Bulletin. No. 29, Spring, 1997.