Treshawn Anderson, Ph.D.

Treshawn Anderson, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences- Child Development and Family Studies at California State University, Long Beach. Dr. Anderson has worked in the field of early childhood education for over 10 years in various positions ranging from toy testing at Mattel, Inc. to being a primary infant toddler caregiver. Her research focus is childcare quality and the professional development of practitioners working with children birth to age three. Her dissertation research involved the development and validation of a measure regarding infant toddler teacher beliefs about developmentally appropriate education and care. She will continue her work on the development and validation of this measure during her professional career in order to make it widely available for use in both research and practice.

Project: Babies Can “Read”: Infant/Toddler Literacy Training for Long Beach Public Library