(Marcia) Dianne Young

Assistant Professor of Education
Visalia Center

Education

M.A., Integrated Math/Science, Fresno Pacific University, Fresno, CA, 1995
B.S., Home Economics Education, University of Tennessee, Martin, TN, 1971

Professional and Service Experience

  • Regional Coordinator, Early Childhood Development program, Fresno Pacific University, Fresno, CA, 2010-present
  • Instructor, Degree Completion Early Childhood Development, Fresno Pacific University, Fresno, CA, 2006-present
  • Instructor, short term courses, Fresno Pacific University, Fresno, CA, 2008-2010
  • Teacher, Elbow Creek Elementary School, Visalia Unified School District, 1999-2006
  • Teacher, Willow Glen Elementary School, 1989-1993

Publications and Presentations

Publications:
  • Kids Cooking Single Serving Recipes
  • Seasons and Celebrations
  • Biscuits Bread and Muffins
  • Healthy Eating
  • Cool Cooking
  • Kosher Kids
  • Science and Literacy, with Carol Gossett
Presentations:
  • "Real World Math through Single Serving Cooking," California Association of the Education of Young Children (CAEYC) State Conference, Long Beach, CA and Sacramento, CA, 2008, 2010, 2011
  • "Teaching Math and Science through Cooking Activities," Alabama State Kindergarten Association Annual Conference, Huntsville, Alabama, 2000
  • "Hands-on Real World Math with Single Serving Cooking," "The Importance of Play," and "Sense-able Science for Preschool," Kern County Association for the Education of Young Children, Bakersfield, CA, August 2006
  • "Nutrition for Early Childhood Children" and "Science for Preschool Teachers," Kern County Association for the Education of Young Children, Bakersfield, CA, August 2005
  • "School-to-Home Connection Using Cooking Activities," Kern County CARES Conference, Bakersfield, CA, May 2007
  • "Meaningful Math," Kern County CARES Conference, Bakersfield, CA, February 2005
  • "Literacy through Storytelling," Kindergarten Parade of Ideas, Tulare County Office of Education, Visalia, CA, May 2012
  • "Skills through Music," Kindergarten Parade of Ideas, Tulare County Office of Education, Visalia, CA, May 2011
  • "Building Language Skills," Kindergarten Parade of Ideas, Tulare County Office of Education, Visalia, CA, May 2010
  • "Science and the Kindergarten Child," Kindergarten Parade of Ideas, Tulare County Office of Education, Visalia, CA, May 2009 
  • "Music and Movement in Kindergarten," Kindergarten Parade of Ideas, Tulare County Office of Education, Visalia, CA, May 2008
  • "Curriculum Based Art Activities," Kindergarten Parade of Ideas, Tulare County Office of Education, Visalia, CA, May 2007
  • "Curriculum Integration of Single-Serving Cooking," Kindergarten Parade of Ideas, Tulare County Office of Education, Visalia, CA, May 2006
  • "Enriching the Math Curriculum," Kindergarten Parade of Ideas, Tulare County Office of Education, Visalia, CA, May 2005
  • "A Taste of Math," EDUCARE, Fresno, CA, April 2010
  • "Literacy for the Young Learner," Merced County Head Start Institute, Merced, CA, 2010
  • "Math and Literacy for the Young Learner," Merced County Head Start Institute, Livingston, CA, November 2009
  • "Exploring the Five Senses in the Early Childhood Classroom," Kings County CARES, Hanford, CA, January 2012
  • "Integrating the Curriculum with Real World Activities," Kings County CARES, Hanford, CA, December 2010
  • "Science Activities  for Preschoolers," Kings County Cares, Hanford, CA, February 2008
  • "Real World Math with Single Serving Cooking," Tulare County Head Start Annual Conference, Visalia, CA, October 2008
  • "Integrating Literature with Single Serving Cooking," Reedley College Mentor Program, Reedley, CA, February 2010
  • "Teaching Nutrition with Hands on Activities," Parlier Migrant Education Preschool, Parlier, CA, June 2010
  • "Exploring Art for Preschool Children," Fresno County Head Start, Fresno, CA, September 2008
  • "Meaningful Math for Preschool," Visalia Unified School District,  Fresno County Head Start, Fresno, CA, September 2007
  • "Science and the Five Senses," FPU Recruiting Workshop for Bakersfield, Visalia, and North Fresno, 2006-present
  • "Integrating Math and Science," FPU Recruiting Workshop for Bakersfield, Visalia, and North Fresno, 2006-present
  • "Shapes and Patterns Through Quilting," FPU Recruiting Workshop for Bakersfield, Visalia, and North Fresno, 2006-present
  • "The Importance of Play," FPU Recruiting Workshop for Bakersfield, Visalia, and North Fresno, 2006-present
  • "Storytelling," FPU Recruiting Workshop for Bakersfield, Visalia, and North Fresno, 2006-present
  • "Science and Young Children," FPU Recruiting Workshop for Bakersfield, Visalia, and North Fresno, 2006-present
  • "Meaningful Math for the Early Childhood Classroom," FPU Recruiting Workshop for Bakersfield, Visalia, and North Fresno, 2006-present
  • "Storytelling and Early Literacy," FPU Recruiting Workshop for Bakersfield, Visalia, and North Fresno, 2006-present