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Deborah E. Laurin

Assistant Professor

John W. Porter Bldg, 314G

734-487-4486

dlaurinp@emich.edu

Education

  • PhD - University of Oklahoma-Tulsa
  • MEd - Antioch New England University
  • BA - University of Victoria
Deborah Laurin

Professional Summary

Interests and Expertise

Selected Publications

Laurin, D. E. (November, 2018). One diaper at a time: Re-envisioning diaper change routines with infants and toddlers. ZERO-TO-THREE, 39, 11-20

Laurin, D., & Goble, C. (July, 2018). A wider world view of diapering routines: The Pikler approach enhancing the caregiver-child relationship, interactions, cooperation, communication, and development. Young Children, 73, 18-25

Treat, A. E., Sheffield, Morris, Amy C., Williamson, A. C., Hays-Grudo, J. & Laurin, D. (2017). Adverse childhood experiences, parenting, and child executive function, Early Child Development and Care, DOI: 10.1080/03004430.2017.1353978

Laurin, D. (2017, January). Diapering at Loczy: "Inspiration not replication." Pikler Loczy USA, 10-11.

Goble, C., & Laurin, D. (2016). Creating career pathways and infusing infant mental health into early care and education profession development. ZERO-TO-THREE, 37, (1), 23-27

Castle, S., Williamson, A., Young, E., Stubblefield, J., Laurin, D., Pearce, N. (2016). Teacher-child interactions in Early Head Start classrooms: Associations with teacher characteristics. Early Education and Development, 27, 259-274.


Book Chapter
Horm, D., Kwan, K., Laurin, D. (forthcoming edition) Infant-toddler curriculum: Reconsider, refresh, and reinforce. In N. File, J. . Mueller, & D. B Wisneski (Eds.), Curriculum in Early Childhood Education: Re-examined, Rediscovered, Renewed, (2nd edition). New York, NY: Routledge.




 

Selected Presentations

International Presentations

Laurin, D., Horm, D. (August 28-31st, 2018). Symposium. Caregiving in the Diaper Area: Children's Experiences and Well-Being. European Early Childhood Education and Research Association (EECERA). Budapest, Hungary.

Laurin, D., Bussey, K., Csillag, E. (August 28-31st, 2018). Symposium. The International Impact of Dr. Emmi Pikler’s Work. European Early Childhood Education and Research Association (EECERA). Budapest, Hungary.

Laurin, D. (May 26-30th, 2018). Caregiver-child interactions during diapering: Associations with involvement and child well-being. Presented at the 2018 World Association for Infant Mental Health (WAIMH), Rome, Italy. 

Laurin, D. (May 29-June 2, 2016). Caregiver-child interactions: Types of talk during diapering. Presented at the 2016 World Association for Infant Mental Health (WAIMH), Prague, Czech Republic.

Treat, A., Morris, A., Hays-Grudo, J., Williamson, A., Laurin, D. (May 29-June 2, 2016). Adverse childhood experiences, parenting and young children's executive function. Presented at the 2016 World Association for Infant Mental Health (WAIMH), Prague, Czech Republic.

Williamson, A. C., & Laurin, D. (April 8-11, 2015). Caregiver-Infant Interactions in Child Care International Infant & Toddler Conference, Tulsa Oklahoma 

National and Regional Presentations

Laurin, D., Guss, S., & Horm, D. (June 25-28th, 2018). Research Poster. Child Well-Being and Involvement during Diapering Routines. National Research Conference on Early Childhood. (NRCEC). Arlington, VA.

Laurin, D
., Guss, S., & Horm, D. (June 25-28th, 2018). Research Poster. Child Well-Being and Involvement during Diapering Routines. National Research Conference on Early Childhood. (NRCEC). Arlington, VA.

Laurin, D. (February 10, 2018). Responsive interactions with infants and toddlers. Waldorf Early Childhood Conference of North America (WECAN). Spring Valley, New York.   

Laurin, D .  (October 28, 2017). The Pikler approach, proximal processes, and child care theory: Re-envisioning infant and toddler diapering practices for nurturing the relationship. Where Pikler meets neuroscience Pikler/USA Conference, Los Angeles, California.

Laurin,  D. (April 8, 2017). Fingerplays, verses, and movement games: The musicality of infants and toddlers. International Infant & Toddler Conference, Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Laurin, D. (April 6, 2017). Navajo saying: The sacred begins at the tip of the tongue. communicating with infants and toddlers. International Infant & Toddler Conference,Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Laurin, D. (April 18, 2016). Types of Talk in care routines. Accepted for presentation at University of Oklahoma Research forum. Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Laurin, D., & Guss, S. (February 11-13, 2016). Slowing down for sleep: A Pikler approach to respectful routines. Presentation at the Southern Early Childhood Association (SECA),Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Laurin, D. E. (November 13-15, 2014). The Infant’s Quest: Meaning Beyond Attachment. Presented at the Oklahoma Early Childhood Leadership Conference, University of Oklahoma-Tulsa.

 

 

 

Courses

ECE 314 - Infants and Toddlers: Development, Curriculum, and Programs
ECE 307 - Diverse Child, Families, and Communities
ECE 303 - Implementing the Curriculum
ECE 302 - Child Centered Teaching and Learning
ECE 693 - Seminar Early Childhood Education
EDPS 325 - Lifespan Development

Research

Debbie's research focuses on the caregiving routines in infant and toddler nonparental care settings and infant/toddler caregiver's respectful, responsive, child-centered interactions that support child well-being and involvement. Debbie is also the Chair of Research for Pikler USA.

Professional Memberships and Affiliations

Licensures and Certifications

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