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Kathryn Short, Ed.D.

Professor of Education
Program Director for Early Childhood Studies
Go to http://www.calbaptist.edu/ecs/ to learn more about the Early Childhood Studies Program.

Office Phone: (951) 343-4765
E-mail: kshort@calbaptist.edu
Office Location: Eugene and Billie Yeager Center, Room B232
Office Hours: Tues, Wed, Thurs. 2:00 - 4:30 p.m.

Degree Major Emphasis Institution Year
Ed.D. Education University of Southern California
M.S. Curriculum and Instruction California Polytechnic State University at Pomona
B.A. Liberal Studies California State University at Fullerton

Additional Education

Multiple Subject Teaching Credential, UC Irvine
CLAD Equivalency
Undergraduate degree in Liberal Studies with a focus in Child Development,
Psychology and Kinesiology


Courses Taught

Courses Currently Teaching:

ECH 320
Cognitive Development in Infancy and Early Childhood

ECH 340
Perceptual-Motor Development in Infancy and Early Childhood

ECH 350
Social and Emotional Development in Infancy and Early Childhood

ECH 365
Assessment in Young Children including Children with Disabilities

ECH 370
Spiritual Development in Young Children

ECH 395
Learning Environments for Young Children including Children with Disabilities

ECH 415
Consultation and Collaboration in Early Childhood Intervention

ECH 435
Cross Cultural Perspectives of Children including Children with Disabilities

ECH 455
Research Seminar in Early Childhood including Early Childhood Intervention

ECH 460
Adult Supervision

ECH 461
Administration of Early Childhood Programming I

ECH 462
Administration of Early Childhood Programming II


Academic Areas & Scholarly Interests

Early Childhood/Special Education
Diversity Issues
Differentiated Instruction


Teaching Experience


Child Growth and Development
Creative Learning Experiences for Young Children
Ethical Observations
Health, Safety and Nutrition
Movement and the Child
Rhythms and Dance
Science Methods - Preschool - 2nd Grade
The Child as Victim


Cultural Pluralism
Curriculum Development for Diverse Populations
English Language Preparation Course for Intern Teachers
Methods of Bilingual, English Language Teaching
Teaching and Cultural Diversity
Voice, Diversity, Equity and Social Justice


Curriculum Foundations
Curriculum Theory and Development
Planning and Presenting Through the Visual Spatial, Musical and Kinesthetic Curriculums
Science Methods, K-8th grade
Student Teaching Seminar for Elementary Teachers
Student Teaching Seminar for Secondary Teachers


Research, Presentations, & Publications


Short, K. (2001). An analysis of teachers' perceptions of an instructional method for English language acquisition using music and singing paired with movement. Diss. University of Southern California, (UMI Microform 3054805)


Short, K. (2004). Pre-K P.L.A.Y. - Exploring the world around me. Placentia, CA: PYLUSD.

Short, K. (2002). The importance of music making in a child's development. On Kimbo Educational: Activities & News [on-line}. Available: www.kimboed.com.

Short, K. (2002) Nurturing a child's mind -Strengthening motor development [An educational guide for Jump-start action songs by Ronno]. New Jersey: Kimbo Educational.

Short, K. (2002). English language and vocabulary development through P.L.A.Y. Brea, CA: KSP.

Pica, R. & Short, K. (1999). Moving across the curriculum. TEPE, 10, 15-17. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics

Rosengard, P., McKenzie, T., & Short, K. (1995). SPARK physical education for primary grades. San Diego, CA: SDSU Foundation.

Short, K. (1995). J.U.M.P.: Join us moving please. Brea, CA: KSP

Short, K. (1995).S.H.O.E.S.: See how our energy shows. Brea CA: KSP.

Short, K. (1995). Jumpbands (comprehensive kit for fun fitness). Brea, CA: KSP

Short, K. (1995). InterACTIONS. Arlanta, GA: Sportime International.

Short, K. (1994). A head start to heartsmart. Atlanta, GA: Sportime International.


Short, K. "Making connections: Vocabulary development through music and movement." Orange County Reading Association Spring Meeting. Fullerton, CA: 2007

Short, K. "English language and vocabulary development through P.L.A.Y." California Association for the Education of Young Children (CAEYC): Annual Meeting. Anaheim, CA: 2006.

Short, K. "Pre-K P.L.A.Y. - On track to academic success." San Diego Preschools, San Diego, CA: 2006.

Short, K. "Language development in action." California Reading Association (CRA): Annual Meeting. San Diego, CA: 2003.

Short, K. "Making connections: Putting the pieces together through brain-based learning, cross-curricular themes, the theory of the multiple intelligences and higher order thinking skills." No Child Left Behind: Maximizing Students' Potential to Achieve Standards: Annual Meeting. Cascade-Redding School District, Redding, CA: 2003.

Short, K. "English language development through the power of P.L.A.Y." California Association for Bilingual Education (CABE): Annual Meeting. Los Angeles, Ca: 2001.

Short, K. "Multiple intelligences and P.L.A.Y." Near East South Asia Council of Oversea Schools (NESA): Annual Meeting. Cairo, Egypt: 1999.

Short, K. "Multiple intelligences and P.L.A.Y". International Congress for Education: Keynote Address. Neuchatel, Switzerland: 1998.

Short, K. "Integrating a movement-based approach with the kindergarten content standards." Southern California Kindergarten Conference (CKA): Annual Meeting. Burbank, CA: 1998.

Short, K. "Integrating a movement-based approach to learning." Third Annual West Coast Conference on the Study of Multiple Intelligences. University of Riverside, Riverside, CA: 1997.

Short, K. "Integrating movement into all content areas using the applied theory of the multiple intelligences." International Association for the Child's Right to Play (IPA): Annual Meeting. San Antonio, TX: 1997.

Clements, R.; Pica. R.; Short, K. & Carson, L. "FUNdamental teaching strategies for early childhood education." American Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD): Annual Meeting. St Louis, MO: 1997.

Short, K. "Integrating music and movement across the curriculum." Texas Music Educators Association (TMEA): Annual Meeting. Lubbock, TX: 1997.

Short, K. "Cooperative learning through kinetic connections." California Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, (CAHPERD): Annual Meeting. Santa Clara, CA: 1996.

Short, K. "The evolution of physical education darwinism." California Adapted Physical Education (CAPE): Annual Meeting. Ontario, CA: 1994.

Short, K. "Kinesthetic learning: Up on your feet and out of your seat!" Early Childhood/Elementary Physical Education Section of CAHPERD: Annual Meeting. Sacramento, CA: 1994.

Short, K. "Education through the physical." Department of Defense Dependent Schools (DoDDS): Annual Meeting, Berlin, Germany, 1993.

Short, K. "Music and movement: A learning partnership." CAHPERD and California Music Educators Association (CMEA), Monrovia, CA: 1993.

Short, K. "Education through the physical." National Conference on Physical Activity for Exceptional Individuals: Annual Meeting. Long Beach, CA: 1991.

Short, K. "Class management strategies." National Adapted Physical Education Conference (APE): Annual Meeting. Greensboro, NC: 1991.


Church Membership & Activities



Community Service & Involvement

Early Childhood Studies Club Advisor


Interests & Hobbies

Being with my close friends and family especially my three grandsons
Cooking and Entertaining
Global Travel
Going to the beach
Reading and Researching
USC Football (Go Trojans!)


Personal Philosophy

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law. - Galatians 5: 22-23, NASB

“The fact that I am a woman does not make me a different kind of Christian, but the fact that I am a Christian does make me a different kind of woman. For I have accepted God’s idea of me, and my whole life is an offering back to Him of all that I am and all that He wants me to be.”
Elisabeth Elliot, Let Me Be a Woman