About the Author:

Dr. Mary Ellen Bardsley, an associate professor at Niagara University, has been involved in early childhood education for over fifteen years. Dr. Bardsley holds a doctoral and master’s degree from the University of Buffalo and bachelor’s degrees from Cornell University and Medaille College. She initially served as a Head Start teacher in Buffalo, New York. Through her position with Head Start she became involved in the local early childhood community serving in various roles for the board for the for Association for the Education of Young Children of Western New York, the New York State Association for the Education of Young Children, ACEI, and the New York State Association of Early Childhood Educators. She has the Level 3 Early Learner Training Credential (New York State).

Mary Ellen Bardsley 's Books

  • Open-Ended Art for Young Children

    Authors: Mary Ellen Bardsley, Tracy Galuski

    Product Code:
    545981 (Softbound)
    978-1-60554-598-1 (Softbound)
    Age Focus: 0-8
    Full Color

    Description & More Details

    Published by Redleaf Press New Product

    Authors Dr. Tracy Galuski and Dr. Mary Ellen Bardsley present the challenges teachers encounter when faced with best practices and expectations related to art process and product. Each chapter begins with a classroom vignette that describes the challenge, followed by solutions grounded in research and illustrated through practical examples. Each chapter includes full color pictures and photos and ends with an activity or investigation for reflection.

    Age Focus: 0-8 years
    Softbound, 168 pgs
    Full Color

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