Ms. Jolene Pearson

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Hello!  My name is Jolene Pearson and I am an associate professor in early childhood teacher education at Bethel University in St. Paul, MN. I have been a member of Zero to Three almost since it's inception when it was called the National Center for Clinical Infant Programs. I am grateful Zero to Three continues to grow and advocate for infants, toddlers, parents and the professionals who serve them. 
    During the fall semester (2018) I had a sabbatical and visited early childhood teacher preparation programs in Iceland, Norway, Ireland, England the the Netherlands. It was an amazing experience and has spurred my desire to continue to learn abut programs beyond the borders of the USA.
. I was able to share the link to Zero to Three with many folks I met. I launched a blog so my students and colleagues back at Bethel could learn along with me. I plan to keep the blog active and welcome you to check it out.  Developing Young Hearts and Minds can be found at:

  Linked IN Profile:  Jolene Pearson, PhD., IMH-E® (IV) is an Associate Professor and Director of the Early Childhood Teacher Preparation program at Bethel University in St. Paul, MN. Dr.  Pearson earned her MS from Wheelock College in Boston in Infant and Toddler Behavior and Development and has completed her doctorate in Curriculum and Instruction (Youth, Family and Community) at the University of Minnesota. Dr. Pearson. is endorsed as an Infant Mental Health Mentor, certified as Neonatal Behavioral Assessment Scale examiner and is licensed in the fields of Parent Education, Early Childhood Education, and Early Childhood Special Education. She is member of the National Association for the Education of Young Children , the MN Association for Children’s Mental Health and an adjunct instructor for the Center for Early Education and Development at the University of MN . Pearson is the author of Pathways to Positive Parenting:Helping Parents Make the Most of the Earliest Months (2016) Published by Zero to Three..


University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, Minnesota
PhD, 2016
Family, Youth and Community
2010 To 2016
Dissertation: Too Important to Ignore: Teaching Pre-Service Early Childhood Teachers about Infants and Toddlers.
Advisor: Dr. Mark Vagle

Wheelock College
Boston,, Massachusetts, United States
MS, 1980
Infant and Toddler Behavior and Development
1979 To 1979
Advisor: Drl Linda Gilkerson