Gina A. Cook, Ph.D.

Gina A. Cook, Ph.D. is a Professor of Child Development at California State University, Stanislaus. At CSU Stanislaus she primarily works with students in the Early Childhood track of the Child Development major. Her major responsibilities are to teach, advise, and mentor students in their courses and their internships at the CSU Stanislaus Child Development Center lab school. Dr. Cook has been extensively involved in the development and evaluation of early intervention programs for children and families in populations facing challenges of poverty, disabilities, and dual language acquisition. She has worked on the national Early Head Start Research and Evaluation Project and has extensive experience as a program evaluator. Her recent research has focused on early parenting and caregiving behaviors that predict attachment security and self-regulation and their influence on later child outcomes, specifically school readiness.

Project: Reflecting and Connecting: Supporting future caregivers in increasing intentionality and synchrony in their work with children