Nikki Baldwin, Curriculum Coordinator
A commitment to merging theory and practice in early childhood classrooms is what motivates Nikki's work at the ECEC. She believes that reflective teaching practices open up unlimited possibilities for growth in early childhood teachers and in the children they work with every day. Nikki draws from her 12 years of experience in early childhood education, 9 years as a curriculum specialist, to support teachers in creating beautiful learning spaces, developing an emergent/negotiated curriculum, and using authentic assessment in the classroom.
Nikki is currently completing a PhD in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis in Early Childhood Education/Early Childhood Special Education from the University of Wyoming. She earned her Master's degree in Curriculum and Instruction from UW as a distance student in 2005. In addition to her administrative responsibilities at the ECEC, Nikki enjoys sharing her passion for teaching young children with undergraduate early childhood students, including mentoring interns in the College of Education.
When not thinking and talking about early childhood curriculum, Nikki enjoys reading, gardening, and spending time outside with her daughter, Andie, and their dog Molly.