An applied developmental scientist by training, Dr. Reyes applies the latest innovations in human developmental science to improve practice, programming, and social policy both nationally and internationally. She possesses a broad repertoire of skills ranging from conducting rigorous research and program evaluations, developing program models impacting youth, developing assessment tools, and providing professional development opportunities for early childhood care and education staff. Dr. Reyes serves as expert panelist on several research study committees and advisory board councils around issues of quality and equity in early education. Her primary area of interest is the promotion of social and emotional learning skills in young children. Together with Dr. Walter Gilliam, she is co-developer of the Climate of Healthy Interactions for Learning & Development (CHILD), a classroom observation tool that assesses the quality of social and emotional interactions in early childhood care and education settings. The CHILD is currently being implemented statewide in Colorado, Michigan, and Ohio, and in several cities across the US.
Education & Training
- PhDFordham University (2008)