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Jyotsna Pattnaik

California State University, Long Beach

United States of America - Costa Mesa


Jyotsna Pattnaik is a professor of Early Childhood Education at California State University, Long Beach, CSULB and teaches graduate level courses in the Master’s in early childhood education program. She was a teacher and teacher educator in India. She has provided training to early childhood education teachers in the United States, Nigeria, and India. Her professional and research interest areas include conducting research with early childhood programs, teachers, parents, administrators and professors on early literacy, numeracy, STEAM, parent and father involvement, children and nature, and tele-collaboration. She has guided doctoral dissertations and thesis studies at CSULB. She has served as a board member of the Los Angeles chapter of Pratham, one of the largest non-governmental organizations, NGO, that serves children from underprivileged communities in India and is serving in the Board of the NGO, Early Childhood Education Ethiopia.
In addition to publishing articles and book chapters, she has edited three books, Childhood in South Asia: A critical look at issues, policies, and programs ; Encyclopedia of children’s issues worldwide: Asia/Oceania, and Father Involvement in young children's lives: A global analysis. She has also served as the guest editor of the 2005 international focus issue of the peer-reviewed journal, Childhood Education (published by Association for Childhood Education International, ACEI) titled, Education of aboriginal/ indigenous children: Global perspectives and practices, and as the guest co-editor of the 2010 international focus issue of Childhood Education titled, Father/male involvement in care and education of children around the world. Currently, she is serving as the co-editor of the special focus issue of the peer-reviewed journal, Early Childhood Education Journal, and a book by the Springer Publishing House which will focus on the impact of COVID 19 on Early Childhood Care and Education around the world. Both these publications are scheduled to be published by the end of 2021.