Department: Early Childhood & Psychology
Office Location: United States
Office Phone: 5474
Areas of Expertise: Early Childhood Curriculum & Assessment, Child Study/Observation, Early Literacy, Infant and Toddler Development, Family Engagement in EC Programs
- ECHD 460/461 Early Childhood Internship
- ECHD 452 Assessment & Evaluation in EC
- ECHD 357 Literacy Development & Young Children
- ECHD 351 Families as Partners in Early Childhood Programs
- ECHD 175 Infant & Toddlers: Development and Programming
Dr. Gail Wentworth, Professor of Early Childhood, has been a faculty member at SUNY Cobleskill since 2003. She has worked in the Early Childhood field for almost 30 years as a college professor, department chair, preschool teacher and program director. She holds a Community Level Certificate from the Brazelton Touchpoints Center in Boston, MA. She developed Touchpoints-inspired college curriculum for Infant/Toddler and Families as Partners courses. Dr. Wentworth has a special interest in the humane treatment of animals and has developed early childhood curriculum about proper pet care and presented research results at local, state, national, and international professional venues. In January 2016 she lived and studied in a small rural village in Costa Rica where she earned a globally recognized Teacher of English as a Second Language (TESOL) certificate via the School for International Training (SIT) in Brattleboro, Vermont. Currently she is the Master teacher in the campus child development center and is embedding French language instruction into the preschool curriculum.
Dr. Wentworth has lived and worked abroad in Naples, Italy as a teacher at a Montessori School located on the NATO base; and in Switzerland where she was the Early Childhood Coordinator and preschool teacher for the International School of Geneva. She has also spent time in China, Morocco, Russia, Central America, and Mexico where she co-taught a COIL course with a professor at the University of Guadalajara, fall 2015. Her next international project is in the proposal stage and involves developing a self-sustaining model village in Haiti with a SUNY Cobleskill inter-disciplinary team. Stay tuned for more about the proposed Haiti project.