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PhD and MEd, University of North Carolina–Chapel Hill; BS, East Carolina University

Retired Professor and Chair, Curriculum and Instruction, University of North Carolina–Chapel Hill

Editor of: Teaching and Learning in the New Millennium (published by Kappa Delta Pi; 1999). Author of: Early Childhood Education: Developmental/Experiential Teaching and Learning (4th ed.; 1994); Early Childhood Education: Creative Learning Activities (3rd ed., 1988); Good Schools for Young Children: A Guide for Working With Three-, Four-, and Five-Year-Old Children (5th ed., 1984); Open Learning in Early Childhood Education (1975). Co-author of: Early Childhood Education: Curriculum Organization and Classroom Management (1991).

Barbara D. Day is a former teacher, principal, and assistant superintendent of schools, and served as Chair of Curriculum and Instruction at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The President of Kappa Delta Pi International from 1998 to 2000, Day was the founder of the Pi Theta Chapter of KDP at the University of North Carolina, and continues to serve as its counselor. Day also served as Chair of the KDP Publications Advisory Committee and, in 1992, was invited to be the guest editor of the Kappa Delta Pi Record, with a theme of “Early Childhood Education: A Developmental Perspective.”

During the 1994–1996 biennium, Day served as President of North Carolina ETA State, Delta Kappa Gamma Society International, where she was a strong advocate for women. She also served as Chair of the organization’s International Research Committee as well as other international and state positions.

Day was invited to become a member of the National Association of State Boards of Education’s Early Childhood Education Task Force, which led to the publication of Right from the Start, a blueprint for the improvement of early childhood education throughout the United States. As President of the Association of Supervision and Curriculum Commission, she chaired an Early Childhood Education Commission composed of 13 school districts from across the United States whose primary mission was the improvement of early childhood education programs.

Day is an international lecturer and has been the keynote speaker at numerous professional organizations, honor societies, and national curriculum study institutes throughout the United States and abroad.

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