Jennifer LoCasale-Crouch

Research Associate Professor


  • Ph.D., University of Virginia, 2007
  • M.S.W., Florida State University, 1991
  • B.S.S.W, Florida State University, 1990

Jennifer LoCasale-Crouch conducts research on the supports and systems that influence children during their early school experiences, and how we can best enhance those experiences to support children’s development. Her areas of expertise in which she has authored multiple peer-reviewed manuscripts include identifying adult beliefs, skills and behaviors that support children’s social and academic outcomes, professional development that enables caregivers to engage in more effective interactions, and ways to implement such professional development supports with high degrees of fidelity. She has extensive experience in the design and implementation of studies in early childhood settings across varying cultural and geographic contexts and managing large teams of research staff.  She also has a strong track record of dissemination for both research and practice audiences.

Early Childhood Education in Virginia

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