Virtual Lab School

Virtual Lab School

Funding Source: UU.S. National Institute of Food and Agriculture in partnership with the U.S. Department of Defense (sub-contract from the Ohio State University)
Principal Investigator: Kathleen Artman Meeker
Collaborative Partner: Cynthia Buettner (The Ohio State University)

Project Description:
The purpose of the Virtual Lab School is to build an online training and resource system for child care professionals at military installations around the world. The online modules are available to all child care and other early learning professionals. There are tracks for infant-toddler, preschool, and school age child care providers to increase their knowledge and skills and to meet CDA (Child Development Associate) competencies. There are also modules designed for Training and Curriculum Specialists (coaches) and Managers. Dr. Meeker provides leadership in the development of content for the Training and Curriculum Specialists and preschool modules. Modules include up-to-date and accessible readings, video illustrations, learning activities, and quizzes.

For more information on the Virtual Lab School, please visit the project website at https://www.virtuallabschool.org/. For more information regarding this project, contact Kathleen Artman Meeker at kameeker@uw.edu.