Kseniya OrlovskaTitle: Associate Faculty
Department: Human Development (SC)
Division: Division of Social & Behavioral Sciences
Alt Phone: (949) 582-4900 x3355
Kseniya Orlovska earned her Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in Developmental Psychology at Ukrainian National University and completed her PhD in Pedagogical and Educational Psychology at National Pedagogical University of Ukraine.
She received two Awards from President of Ukraine for outstanding input in early childhood education.
Kseniya approached the early childhood education field by creating and delivering educational programs to the street children in her native city Odessa (Ukriane). Later she was able to share this experience and learn a lot about early childhood education in many different countries through her work for United Nations and Council of Europe. She had chance to work with Early Childhood Education Centers and Universities in France, Germany, Spain, Poland, Russia, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Egypt. The main focus of her attention will always stay on the children with special needs, abused and neglected children, street children, children in poverty and how the society and families can help them to reach their highest potential.
The textbook required for the CD/SOC 15 Child, Family and Community class is:
Family-Centered Early Care and Education by Janet Gonzales-Mena, 5th edition. ISBN 0-13-513230-4