Ms. Juanita Linton, Director
Center for Early Childhood Education, Research and Development
Professor Juanita Linton serves the Director of the Center for Early Childhood Education, Research and Development Shaw University. Professor Linton studied at Shaw University and received her Master of Science degree in Curriculum and Instruction (2005) with a concentration in Early Childhood Education. In 1995, she received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Liberal Studies. She was awarded her National Child Development Credentials (CDA) in 1992 from the National Council in Washington, D.C. Professor Linton has 23 years of experience working with children in early education in the public and private sector. She was the Education/Staff Development Specialist for Martin County Community Action, Inc. Head Start Program overseeing eight child development centers that provided high quality services to children from disadvantage families.
Her professional experiences extend to the mental health arena where she advocates for individuals with developmental delays and mental illness. She serves as a Qualified Professional for Pitt County Mental Health. Professor Linton area of research focuses on the involvement of males/fathers in the development of healthy children. Her theoretical beliefs are based on the philosophy of Lev Vygotsky whose contextualist view is centered on cultivating the minds of children through interaction and support.