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Dr. Amy Napoli & Dr. Helen Raikes, advisors

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M.Ed., Early Childhood Education, Kenyatta University

Jamlick is majoring in Human Science with a minor in Qualitative, Quantitative Psychometric Methods (QQPM). His career goal is to work dynamically in cultivating teamwork and effectiveness to improve individual status, family, community and humanity through early intervention and measurement, focusing on developing a strong foundation as a head start to holistic child development. Specifically, he aspires to intervene for children (0-3 years) from low socio-economic backgrounds in order to enhance their early literacy, cognitive, socio-emotional and academic skills. He is currently preparing to pilot an early literacy intervention in Kenya and measure children’s vocabulary development and the social validity of the intervention. Jamlick has been greatly involved in implementing various interventions in Kenya and other parts of Africa while working with AKF – a regional non-governmental organization. He has direct experience assessing young children, their learning environment and their caregivers where he has been certified in numerous test protocols.

Jamlick appreciates the complementary role of all research methods and that i why he decided to minor in QQPM. He is proficient in SPSS, SAS, NVIVO an MAXQDA analysis programs. He is also proficient in Microsoft Computer Applications, has good research skills, and is an effective mobilizer of human and material resources. He is fluent in English, Swahili and Ekegusii.

Jamlick has previously served as a program officer in Aga khan Foundation East Africa (AKF EA, Madrasa Early Childhood Program – Kenya) a regional nongovernmental organization where he honed skills in caregiver assessment, training, facilitation of workshops, preparation of work-plans, mentoring and support, preparing and monitoring of budgets, stakeholder’s partnership skills, and consultancy skills. He has led in the implementation of care for child development intervention (WHO intervention) in a number of African countries

Why CYAF at University of Nebraska-Lincoln

“I chose to pursue my PhD from UNL because I was strategically seeking to work and learn from the expertise of my advisor (Dr. Helen Raikes) who is a distinguished professor in child development. Opportunities available at UNL were also amazing.”

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Highlighted Publications & Presentations

  1. Bosire, J. (2020). Mixed Methods Research Design in Early Literacy Intervention Studies: A Critical Methodological Review and Recommendations. Journal of Early Childhood Literacy.(in press).
  2. Bosire, J., Hong, S.Y., Yao, Y., & Hatton-Bowers, H. (2020). The Role of Parent-Caregiver Partnership in Maintaining Child Routines. Child & Youth Care Forum. (in press).
  3. Raikes, H., Encinger, A., Byrd, J., Hepworth, K., Bosire, J., & Jackson, B. (2020, December 2020). Statewide Implementation of Ready Rosie in One State: Results from 20 Focus Groups with Teachers and Parents. NRCEC Poster.
  4. Zogheib, K., Bosire, J., Raikes, H., Altwijri, M. (2020, April 29). Co-Occurrence of Within-Child Protective Factors and Within-Child Behavioral concerns and Association with Receptive Vocabulary. CYFS Summit on Research in Early Childhood, Lincoln, Nebraska, United States. (Conference canceled).