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Marisa Macy

Marisa Macy, Ph.D.

macym@unk.edu Title: Cille and Ron Williams Endowed Chair of Early Childhood Education; Associate Professor Department:Teacher Education College/Organization: Education Campus: University of Nebraska Kearney
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Research Type:
  • Applied
Age Group:
  • Prenatal
  • Infant
  • Toddlers
  • Preschool/Pre-kindergarten
  • K-3
Population Focus
  • Children/Students
  • Parents/Families
  • Children with Disabilities
  • ECE Practitioners/Teachers
  • ECE Supervisors/Administrators
  • Professional Development Providers/Trainers
  • Policymakers
  • Immigrants/Refugees
  • Low Income Populations
  • English Language Learners
  • Higher Education Faculty
  • Healthcare/Mental Health Providers
  • Special Education Systems/Services
Research Keywords
  • Assessment
  • Early Identification of Delay/Disability
  • Early Childhood Workforce
  • Play
Research Questions
  • How can we ensure the quality of programs & services for young children?
  • How can we ensure the impact of programs & services for young children?
  • What are ways to use developmentally-appropriate assessment quality standards, methods, and processes to ensure high-quality services and supports for young children (i.e., infants, toddlers, preschooler
Research Approach
  • Mixed methods
Designs & Methods
  • Case Studies
  • Interventions
  • Measurement Development
  • Observational Approaches
  • Policy Analysis
  • Psychometry/Psychometrics
  • Small group/single case
Research Tools
  • Direct Child Assessments
  • Document Reviews
  • Interviews/Focus
  • Observational Assessments
  • Surveys/Questionnaires
  • Video Footage