Christine (Coco) Readdick has worked with children and their families across the United States from Alaska to Florida in a variety of settings--elementary and middle schools, Head Start, migrant child care, university laboratory preschools. Dr. Readdick focuses her research, teaching, and advocacy on the demonstration of the competencies of children in their natural environments and the identification of factors within the environment that promote children's competence.
Ph.D. Child Development, Florida State University, 1988
M.S. Child and Family Development, University of Georgia, 1976
B.S. Elementary Education, Emory University, 1968
"Gwen Cherry Child Development Center Community Partnership Project",Florida Department of Education,with David Wright and Penny Ralston, 1999-2002, $1,050,000
"Preparation of Highly Qualified Early Intervention Personnel",Office of Special Education Programs, U.S. Department of Education,with Mary Francis Hanline, 2003-2008, $1,250,000
- Early childhood/adolescent development
- Social comparison and development of self
- Early childhood pedagogy
- Symbolic representation ability
- Child care
- Sibling and non-sibling caregiving.
Two strands of research currently occupy Dr. Readdick. The first centers on noise in child care settings and its impact, direct and indirect, on children's language performance. A longitudinal study examines the contribution of noise to children's hearing and language performance and entail classroom decibel level measurement, sound source cataloging, soundscape production, language task performance under conditions of varied noise levels and sources, and analysis of children's language test scores and grades from pre-kindergarten through grade 3. The second focuses on globalization and child well-being. This research, conducted in rural Gadsden County, Florida, entails time-series analysis of social indicators from existing data sets, ethnographic study of children's and families' perceptions of their daily life experiences, as well as how children acquire the knowledge and skills perceived within their culture as necessary for adult success.
Thackeray, A. M., & Readdick, C. A. (2003). Preschoolers’ anatomical knowledge of salient and non-salient sexual and non-sexual body parts. Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 18, 141-148.
Lazar, R., & Readdick, C. A. (2004). Environmental education in a Florida sinkhole. Children our Concern, 27, 11-15.
Readdick, C. A., & Chapman, P. (2002). Preschoolers’ perception of time out. In M. L. Patten (Ed.), Evaluation and psychological research: A cross section of journal articles for analysis and evaluation (pp. 92-98). Los Angeles: Pyrczak
Black, C., Grise, K. S., Heitmeyer, J. R., & Readdick, C. A. (2001). Sun protection: Knowledge, attitude and perceived behavior of parents and observed dress of preschool children. Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences Research Journal, 30, 93-109.
Readdick, C. A., & Chapman, P. (2000). Preschoolers’ perception of time out. Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 15, 81-87.
Readdick, C. A., & Douglas, K. (2000). More than line leader and door holder: Engaging young children in real work in the early childhood setting. Young Children, 55, 63-70.
Hill, E. W., Mullis, R. L., Readdick, C. A., & Walters, C. M. (2000). Intergenerational perceptions of attachment and prosocial behavior. Marriage & Family Review, 30(1/2), 59-72.
Mullis, R. L., Hill, E. W., & Readdick, C. A. (1999). Attachment and social support among adolescents. Journal of Genetic Psychology, 160, 500-502.
- Society for Research in Child Development
- National Council on Family Relations
- Groves Conference on Marriage and Family
- National Association for the Education of Young Children
- Association of Childhood Education International
- Concerned Educators Allied for a Safe Environment
- Business Associate Award, American Business Women's Association, Tallahassee, FL 1995.
- Teaching Incentive Award, College of Human Sciences, Florida State University 1994-1995.
Techniques and Issues in Child Study
Contexts of Early Childhood Development
Child Care Issues and Advocacy
Children’s Environment: Design and Measurement