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Dr. Peggy Apple


  • Indiana University – Bloomington, Indiana, Doctor of Philosophy: August 2004
        Major: Early Childhood Curricular Studies, Curriculum & Instruction
        Minor: Education Policy Studies, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies
        Dissertation: Early Childhood Program Quality: The Relationship between State Regulation and Voluntary Accreditation
  • Bank Street College of Education – New York, New York, Master of Science, 1986
        Major: Educational Leadership & Child Care Administration and Supervision
  • Ball State University – Muncie, Indiana, Bachelor of Science, 1980
        Major: Elementary Education
        Endorsement: Kindergarten and Early Childhood 


  • ECH 141 Child Development and Learning
  • ECH 260 Early Childhood Environments
  • ECH 301 - Child Development & Guidance
  • ECH 322 - Curr Bases for Lrn & Tch
  • ECH 340 Effective Approaches to Guidance
  • ECH 342 Early Childhood Curriculum
  • ECH 413 - Leadership in Ech Settings
  • ECH 501 - Early Child Curr & Instruction
  • ECH 502 - Early Child Curr & Assessment


  • Early Childhood Professional Development
  • Early Childhood Leadership
  • Quality Improvement in Early Childhood Programs 


  • Apple, P. (2016). Accreditation and Paraprofessionals. In The sage encyclopedia of contemporary early childhood education(Vols. 1-3, 34-38; 959-961). SAGE Publications. doi: 10.4135/9781483340333.n8 doi: 10.4135/9781483340333.n285
  • Nov.15, 2018 - Books in Motion: How to use teaching cues to intentionally teach fundamental motor skills while integrating physical activity and reading. Presented with Presented with A. Shannonhouse & V. Boryenace.NAEYC Conference, Washington, DC
  • Nov. 2, 2018 – Jump, spin, throw yourself into literacy: Integrating literacy and fundamental motor skills.Presented with A.Shannonhouse & V.Boryenace.KDP Convo, Pittsburgh, PA
  • April 2017 - Questioning and Problem Solving: Intentional Teaching with KWLE.Presentation for Penn State Extension Teaching with Intention Conference,Clarion,PA
  • Apple, P. (2013). Book Review of Professionals in ECE and Care Systems: European profiles and perspectives(Oberhuemer, Schreyer & Neuman),Contemporary Issues in ECE.13(4),282-284.


  • Gubernatorial appointee 2018-2021 to the Pennsylvania Early Learning Council
  • IUPUI Spirit of Philanthropy Award, 2012
  • Community Involvement Award, Ivy Tech Community College, 2010
  • Academic Leadership Academy, Ivy Tech Community College, 2009-10
  • Nominated for the Associate Instructor Trustees Teaching Award, Indiana University, 2004
  • Chancellor's Fellowship, Indiana University, 2001-2004
  • Professional Development Institute Student Scholarship, National Association for the Education of Young Children, 2003
  • Yellow Rose of Texas Award, presented by the Business & Professional Women's Club of San Antonio, 1999
  • Teacher Educator of the Year, presented by Texas AEYC, 1996
  • Pathway Award, San Antonio Child Care Collaborative, 1996
  • Leadership Institute Scholarship Recipient, San Antonio Child Care Collaborative, 1995
  • Ruth Broemer Memorial Scholarship Award, presented by San Antonio AEYC, 1986
  • Hazel B. Miller Teacher of the Year Award, presented by San Antonio AEYC,   1985


  • AACTE- American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education
  • ACCESS- Associate Degree EC Teacher Educators
  • Kappa Delta Pi Honor Society in Education
  • National Association for the Education of Young Children
  • Pennsylvania Association for the Education of Young Children
  • National Association of EC Teacher Educators
  • Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi
Last Updated 1/28/22