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Amy Napoli

Assistant Professor & Early Childhood Extension Specialist

2018, Ph.D., Human Development and Family Studies, Purdue University
2015, M.S., Human Development and Family Studies, Purdue University
2010, B.A., Social and Behavioral Sciences, California State University Monterey Bay

My research and extension work focuses on four broad areas:

  1. Early childhood education
  2. Numeracy development
  3. Home learning environments
  4. Intervention development and evaluation

I am also interested in the ways that we can use technology (e.g., text messaging) as a tool for delivering programs and supporting caregivers and educators. I am currently focusing on developing a home numeracy environment intervention for parents of preschool-aged children. The ultimate goal of my research and extension work is to determine ways to best support parents, care providers, and educators of young children in order to improve child outcomes.

LAB: Leveraging Early Education: Advancing Research in Nebraska (LEARN)