Victoria Carr

Victoria Carr

Professor, Early Childhood & Human Development and Executive Director, Arlitt Center for Education, Research & Sustainability

Edwards Center

2150H EDWARDS 1

CECH Arlitt Center - 0105

Professional Summary

Victoria Carr, Professor of Early Childhood Education and Human Development at the University of Cincinnati, is Executive Director of the Arlitt Center for Education, Research, and Sustainability which houses the Arlitt Child Development Center, one of the oldest lab schools in the country (https://www.arlittchilddevelopmentcenter.com/). She is co-editor for Children, Youth and Environments, a journal that publishes research articles and reports from the field on environments where children and youth live, learn, work, and play (https://www.cyenetwork.org/). She also serves on the editorial review board for the Journal of Research in Childhood Education. She is co-chair of Leave No Child Inside Collaborative of Cincinnati (https://lncigc.org/) and administers the Education for Environmental Sustainability certificate, a UC interdisciplinary undergraduate opportunity for students. She co-founded the Cincinnati Nature Playscape Initiative, created Arlitt Instructional Media, and designed opportunities related to the Arlitt Sustainability and Educative Environments Initiative.

Dr. Carr serves on Cincinnati Nature Center's Board of Directors and is a previous member of the advisory board for 4C for Children in Northern Kentucky. She was a founding member of Milestones Therapeutic Horseback Riding Program and served as a board member for fourteen years. She has been the faculty advisor for the UC Equestrian Team since 2006 (http://ucequestrianteam.com/). 

Dr. Carr teaches graduate and undergraduate courses within the School of Education. She conducts research and publishes books and articles on nature education, environments for play and learning, teacher efficacy, challenging behaviors, and research to practice in early childhood settings. She has generated over $18M in funding related to programming and research in early childhood education and is a member of the Children and Nature Network. Her current research on informal science learning in playscapes is supported by the National Science Foundation. She conducted research on playground development in Papua New Guinea with her Australian colleagues and has collaborated with UC faculty, graduate students, and leaders at Elementz, an inner city creative arts center for teens and young adults, to map community assets for children, youth, and families within Cincinnati’s urban core. Her current pursuits focus on early childhood education for sustainability - moving beyond environmental education.

Arlitt Center for Education, Research, & Sustainability
https://cech.uc.edu/centers/arlitt.html
 

Education

EdD, University of Cincinnati Cincinnati, OH, 2001 (Special Education / Early Childhood)

MEd, Nova University Ft. Lauderdale, FL, 1987 (Gifted Education)

BS, University of Kentucky Lexington, KY, 1980 (Elementary Education / Special Education)

Research Support

Grant: #16-23 Investigators:Carr, Victoria 06-01-2016 -05-31-2017 Department of Health and Human Services CHCCAA Head Start 2016-2017 Role:PI $576,359.00 Closed Level:Federal

Grant: #Step Up To Quality 2016-2017 Investigators:Carr, Victoria 05-24-2016 -09-15-2016 Ohio Department of Jobs and Family Services Step Up To Quality 2016-2017 Role:PI $7,300.00 Closed Level:State of Ohio

Grant: #2016-2017 CACFP Pending Investigators:Carr, Victoria 10-01-2016 -09-30-2017 Department of Agriculture Child & Adult Care Food Program 2016-2017 Role:PI $45,000.00 Closed Level:Federal

Grant: #17-23/05CH8470-04 Investigators:Carr, Victoria 06-01-2017 -05-31-2018 Department of Health and Human Services CHCCAA Head Start 17-18 Role:PI $603,203.00 Closed Level:Federal

Grant: #2017-18 Food Program Investigators:Carr, Victoria 10-01-2017 -09-30-2018 Department of Agriculture Child and Adult Food Program 2017-2018 Role:PI $50,000.00 Closed Level:Federal

Grant: #18-23 Investigators:Carr, Victoria 06-01-2018 -05-31-2019 Department of Health and Human Services CHCCAA Head Start 2018-2019 Role:PI $620,649.00 Active Level:Federal

Grant: #2018-2019 CACFP Investigators:Carr, Victoria 10-01-2018 -09-30-2019 Department of Agriculture Child and Adult Food Program 2018-2019 Role:PI $50,000.00 Active Level:Federal

Grant: #19-12 Investigators:Carr, Victoria 06-01-2019 -05-31-2020 Department of Health and Human Services CHCCAA Head Start 2019-2020 Role:PI $602,561.00 Active Level:Federal

Grant: #CACFP 2019-2020 Investigators:Carr, Victoria 10-01-2019 -09-30-2020 Department of Agriculture Child and Adult Food Program 2019-2020 Role:PI $50,000.00 Awarded Level:Federal

Keywords

Early Childhood Education, Head Start, Nature Playscapes, Preschool Science, Children's Play, Children's Environments, Education for Sustainability, Inclusion, Gifted Education

Contact Information

Phone: 513-556-3805
victoria.carr@uc.edu