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Julie Kidd

Associate Professor of Early Childhood Education

Expertise: Languge and literacy, Childrens cognitive abilities,

Kidd is an Assistant Professor in the Graduate School of Education at George Mason University (Mason) and is currently Coordinator of the Early Childhood Education program. She teaches in the Early Childhood Education and Literacy programs.

 Kidd's research is focused on preparing teachers who have the knowledge, skills, and dispositions to work with culturally, linguistically, socio-economically, and ability diverse children and their families. She is especially interested in home-school-community collaborations as well as collaborative efforts among teacher interns. In addition, she is currently engaged in research on promoting abstract thinking in young children as well as research related to language and literacy development.