Expertise and Research Interest
- Birth to 3rd Grade System Development
- Emergent Bilingual Practice and Policy
- ECE Curriculum and Assessment
In her work, Dr. Frede applies what she has learned throughout her varied career in early childhood education, including experience as a teacher of ages 0-8, curriculum and professional development specialist at the HighScope Foundation, teacher educator at The College of New Jersey, researcher, pre-k administrator for the New Jersey Department of Education, education lead in a large Head Start grantee and early learning lead at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
As a co-developer of child and classroom assessment tools and complementary integrated curriculum and professional development systems, Dr. Frede views ECE systems development from multiple lenses: research, utilization focused evaluation, staff development, and teaching and learning. A strand throughout this work has been supporting emergent bilingual acquisition and inclusion of children with disabilities.
Dr. Frede has edited and written a wide range of books and chapters for research and practice, as well as peer-reviewed journal articles.
B.A., Early Childhood Education, University of Michigan
M.A., Human Development, Pacific Oaks College
Ph.D., Developmental Psychology, Utah State University