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Faculty Profile

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Dr. Monimalika Day

Qualification

  • Ph.D.,(2000) Special Education, Concentration in Early Childhood Special Education Department of Special Education, College of Education, University of Maryland, College Park, MD, USA. Dissertation title “Supporting inclusion of young children with disabilities in community settings”
  • CAGS (Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies). (1993) Child Development and Early Childhood Education, Wheelock College, Boston, MA, USA
  • M.Sc., (1989), Child Development, Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India.
  • B.Sc., (1987), Home Science, Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India.

Past Experience

  • Associate Professor (Temporary), School of Education Studies (SES) and Center for Early Childhood Development (CECED), Ambedkar University Delhi, Delhi, India. (2012-2017)
  • Assistant Professor, College of Education and Human Development, George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia, USA. (2006-2011)
  • Assistant Director, Center for Program Excellence, ZERO TO THREE: National Center for Infants, Toddlers and Families, Washington D.C, USA. (2000-2006)
  • Research Assistant, Department of Special Education, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland, USA. (1993-1999)
  • Graduate Assistant, Wheelock College, Boston, Massachusetts, USA. (1992-1993)
  • Administrator for Education, Founder of Drop in Center for Homeless Children, Calcutta Rescue, Kolkata, West Bengal, India. (1989-1992)
  • Administrator in Charge, Hospital Based Programme, Manovikas Kendra Rehabilitation and Research Institute for the Handicapped, Kolkata, West Bengal, India. (1990-1992)

My Zone / Area of Expertise

Dr. Monimalika Day is an Associate Professor at the School of Education Studies (SES), Ambedkar University Delhi. She completed her Ph.D. from the University of Maryland. She has been involved in several research projects to improve developmental outcomes of young children from marginalised communities, through parenting programmes and preschool education. She has provided technical assistance to various states in India through the Center for Early Childhood Education and Development and has supervised research projects. Prior to this she was an Assistant Professor at George Mason University and her research focused on preparing teachers to engage with children and families from diverse communities. She has provided training and technical assistance to various early childhood programmes in the USA during her work with the Center for Programme Excellence at Zero To Three. She began her career in Kolkata at Calcutta Rescue and was instrumental in setting up a drop in center for 300 children, who lived with their families on the streets. Later, she took up a part time position at Manovikas Kendra and helped establish a hospital based programme for young children with disabilities. Her research interests focuses on early stimulation, quality of early childhood programmes, preschool education, inclusion of children with disabilities, teacher education and collaboration between schools and families. She has authored two books, several chapters and has published in peer reviewed journals.

Awards

2009 Outstanding BIS Faculty Mentor Award George Mason University, Fairfax, VA,USA

2005 Core Leader’s Group, Early Childhood Equity Initiative. Teaching for Change, Washington D.C., USA

Naomi Hentz Scholarship for promoting multicultural education.(1998) School of Education, University of Maryland, College Park.

Morris Frankel Graduate Fellowship for academic excellence. (1998) Department of Special Education, School of Education, University of Maryland, College Park.

Grants Awarded

Co Principal Investigator (2016-2019)

“Early Childhood Development and Pre-school Programs in Odisha, India” Yale University, United States. 

Institution: Center for Early Childhood Education and Development (CECED), Ambedkar University Delhi, India

Principal Investigator (2019)

The World Bank Group, Delhi, India

“Feasibility Study on the Integrated ECD Intervention Package and the Role of MSRL in Meghalaya”.

Institution: Center for Early Childhood Education and Development (CECED), Ambedkar University Delhi, India

Principal Investigator (2012-2019)

“Technical Assistance on Early Childhood Education to the State of Bihar” UNICEF Bihar India.

Institution: Center for Early Childhood Education and Development (CECED), Ambedkar University Delhi, India

Principal Investigator (2012-2019)

“Technical Assistance on Early Childhood Education to UNICEF West Bengal,” UNICEF West Bengal India.

Institution: Center for Early Childhood Education and Development (CECED), Ambedkar University Delhi, India

Co Principal Investigator (2013-2017)

“Early Childhood Development for the Poor: Impacting at Scale” Yale University, United States.

Institution: Center for Early Childhood Education and Development (CECED), Ambedkar University Delhi, India

Principal Investigator (2014-2016)

Impact Evaluation of the project titled “Saving Brains: Changing Mindsets” Mobile Creche, Delhi, India

Institution: Center for Early Childhood Education and Development (CECED), Ambedkar University Delhi, India

Principal Investigator (2012-2013)

Case Studies on Early Childhood Programs, UNICEF Delhi, India , SERP, CARE

Institution: Center for Early Childhood Education and Development (CECED), Ambedkar University Delhi, India

Co Principal Investigator (2007-2011)

US Department of Education, Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services Combined Priority Personnel Preparation Grant Special Education Entering a Diverse Society (SEEDS)

Institution: College of Education and Human Development,George Mason University, USA.

Principal Investigator (2005-2006)

Early Intervention Program, Department of Human Services, Office of Early Childhood Development, District of Columbia. Develop a Comprehensive System of Personnel Development (CSPD)

Institution: ZERO TO THREE: National Center for Infants, Toddlers and Families

Principal Investigator (2005)

Van Leer Foundation Cultural Diversity Initiative

Institution: ZERO TO THREE: National Center for Infants, Toddlers and Families

Principal Investigator (2003-2005)

Anne. E. Casey Foundation Cultural Diversity Initiative

Institution: ZERO TO THREE: National Center for Infants, Toddlers and Families

Principal Investigator (2002-2005)

Early Intervention Program, Department of Human Services, Office of Early Childhood Development, District of Columbia. Training and Annual Conference for D.C Early Intervention Program.

Institution: ZERO TO THREE: National Center for Infants, Toddlers and Families

 

 

Publications

  • Grantham-McGregor S, Adya A, Attanasio O, Augsburg B, Behrman J, Caeyers B, Day M, Jervis P, Kochar R, Makkar P, Meghir C, Phimister A, Rubio-Codina M, Vats K. Group Sessions or Home Visits for Early Childhood Development in India: A Cluster RCT. Pediatrics. (2020 Dec);146(6):e2020002725. doi: 10.1542/peds.2020-002725. Epub 2020 Nov 4. PMID: 33148771; PMCID: PMC7786825. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/33148771/
  • Alison, A., Attanasio, O., Augsburg, B., Behrman, J., Day, M., Jervis, P, S., Meghir, C., Phimister, A. (2020). Mothers Social Networks and Socioeconomic Gradients of Isolation. Working Paper National Bureau of Economic Research 28049. DOI 10.3386/w28049, https://www.nber.org/papers/w28049
  • Alison, A., Attanasio, O., Augsburg, B., Day, M., Grantham-McGregor, S., Meghir, C., Mehrin, F., Pahwa, S., Rubio-Codina. (2019).Effects of a scalable home‐visiting intervention on child development in slums of urban India: evidence from a randomized controlled trial. The Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiarty,61(6), 644-652. https://doi.org/10.1111/jcpp.13171 

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  • Day, M., & Hernandez. D. (2015). Discovering place-based education in the foothills of the Himalayas, Occasional Paper Series, Bank Street College, 33, 57-71. https://educate.bankstreet.edu/occasional-paper-series/vol2015/iss33/ ISSN:2375-3668
  • DeMulder, E.K., Stribling, S.M., & Day, M. (2014). Examining immigrant experiences: Helping teachers develop as critical educators. Teaching Education, 25(1), 43-64. DOI:10.1080/10476210.2012.743984 https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/citedby/10.1080/10476210.2012.743984?scroll=top&needAccess=true
  • Day, M. (2012). Building relationships with international families. In Shaklee, B & Baily,S (Eds.) Internationalizing teacher education in the US. USA: Rowan and Littlefield.
  • Thorp, E., & Day, M. (2012). Stories of transformation: The power of exploring cultural dilemmas. In Harry, B., & Kalyanpur, M (Eds.). Culture in Special Education. Baltimore: Paul. H Brookes
  • Stribling, S.M., Demulder, E.K., & Day, M. (2011). Reading the world: Supporting teacher’s professional development using community-based literacy practices. The Journal of Praxis in Multicultural Education,6(1), 21-33,DOI: 10.9741/2161-2978.1051
  • Day, M., Demulder, E.K., & Stribling S. M. (2010). Using the process of cultural reciprocity to create multicultural, democratic classrooms. In Salili, F., & Hoosain, R (Eds.), Democracy and Multicultural Education. Information Age Publishing.
  • Day, M. & Parlakian, R. (2003). How culture shapes social-emotional development. Washington D.C: ZERO TO THREE.
  • Harry, B. Kalyanpur, M & Day, M. (1999). Building cultural reciprocity with families: Case studies in special education. Baltimore: Brookes
  • Day, M., & Harry, B. (1999). "Best friends": The construction of a teenage friendship. Mental Retardation, 37(3), 221-231.
  • Harry, B., Day, M., & Quist, F. (1998). He can’t really play? An ethnographic study of sibling acceptance and interaction. The Journal of the Association for Persons with Severe Handicaps, 23(4), 289-299.
  • Harry, B., Park, H., & Day, M. (1997). Friendships of many kinds: Valuing the choices of children and youth with disabilities. In L. Meyer, H. Park, M. Grenot Scheyer, I. Schwartz & B. Harry (Eds.) Understanding the social lives of children and youth with diverse abilities: The role of culture and development. Baltimore: Brookes.
  • Barnwell, D., & Day, M. (1996). Providing support to diverse families. In P. J. Beckman (Ed.), Strategies for working with families of young children with disabilities. Baltimore: Brookes.

Seminar / Conferences

  • Jervis, P. Institute of Fiscal Studies, London; Meghir, C Yale University; McGregor S.G., University College of London; Jere Behrman, J., University of Pennsylvania; Attanasio,O., University College of London; Britta Augsburg,B., Institute of Fiscal Studies, London; Caeyers, B., Institute of Fiscal Studies, London; Marta Rubio-Codina, M., Inter American Development Bank; Day,M., Ambedkar University Delhi. (2019, March). Early Childhood Development for the Poor: Impacting at Scale,Odisha, India . Paper Symposium presented at Biennial Meeting of Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD), Baltimore, Maryland, USA.
  • Day, M. (2016, November). Quality Pedagogy: How does early learning happen? Paper presented at the National Consultation Meet on Pedagogy and Practices in Early Childhood Education organized by National Council of Education Research and Training (NCERT) in Delhi, India.
  • Day, M. (November 2016). Early Childhood Development for the Poor: Impacting at Scale Conference at All India Institute of Medical Science (AIIMS), Delhi on Comprehensive Early Childhood Care and Development: Health Care and Learning in Delhi, India.
  • Meghir, C & Day, M. (2016, October). Exploring modalities for early stimulation. National Conference on School Readiness organized by Center for Early Childhood Education and Development CECED at Ambedkar University Delhi (AUD) on Ensuring Foundation, Enhancing Learning in Delhi, India .
  • Day, M. (2012, November). Critical Pedagogy: Empowering early childhood educators to address social justice issues in their classrooms. International Conference on Early Childhood Care and Development (ECCD), Annual Conference of ARNEC (Asia Pacific Regional Network for Early Childhood. Supporting Children’s Holistic Learning and Development: Homes, Schools and Communities”, Jakarta, Indonesia.
  • Day, M & Bawa, S. (2012, November). Balwadi: Community based preschools in Himalayan villages. International Conference on Early Childhood Care and Development (ECCD), Annual Conference of ARNEC (Asia Pacific Regional Network for Early Childhood. Supporting Children’s Holistic Learning and Development: Homes, Schools and Communities”, Jakarta, Indonesia.
  • Day, M. (2012, August).Early Learning Standards: The Indian Case. South Asian Regional Conference on Early Childhood Care and Education. Organized by Center for Early Childhood Education and Development (CECED) and the World Bank. New Delhi, India.
  • Day, M. (2012,March). Research Based Programming for MLE (Multilingual Education). National Convention on Mother Tongue Based Early Childhood Education, hosted by Bernard Van Leer Foundation, Bhuwaneshwar, Orissa.
  • Day, M., & Thorp. E (2011, November). The power of analyzing cultural dilemmas: Instructional strategy for training early childhood educators. Paper presented at the National Seminar on Quality Dimensions of ECCE: Concerns and Issues. NCERT Bhubaneshwar, Orissa.
  • Day, M. (2011, November). Invited panelist in the plenary session focusing on “Planning for equity and innovation”. National Seminar on Quality Dimensions of ECCE: Concerns and Issues. NCERT Bhubaneshwar, Orissa.
  • Day, M., & Thorp, E. (2011, April). Denial to dilemmas: Helping educators reframe their reactions to parents of children with special needs. Paper presented at the Annual Convention for the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC), National Harbor, Maryland
  • Lea, D.J., Day, M., Thorp, E. (2011, April). Principles for building bridges using cultural competence and reciprocity. Paper presented at the Annual Convention for the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC), National Harbor, Maryland. (Invited Panel Presentation)
  • Day,M., Thorp,E., & McGowan,T.K. (2010,October). Denial to dilemmas: Helping educators reframe their reactions to parents of children with special needs. Paper presented at the 20th Annual International Conference of the National Association for Multicultural Education (NAME), Las Vegas, Nevada.
  • Thorp, E. & Monimalika Day. (2010, July). Special Educators Entering a Diverse Society (SEEDS): Approaches to developing and supporting professionals from diverse backgrounds, Office of Special Education Program (OSEP) 2010 Project Director’s Conference, Washington D.C
  • Demulder, E.K., Stribling, S.M., & Day, M. (2010, April). Examining Immigration issues with k-12 teachers through human rights and social justice lenses. Paper presented at the AERA annual Conference, Denver, Colorado.
  • Day, M., Demulder, E.K., & Stribling, S. M. (2009, October). Using the process of cultural reciprocity to create multicultural classrooms. Paper presented at the 19th Annual International Conference of the National Association for Multicultural Education (NAME), Denver, Colorado.
  • DeMulder, E.K., Day, M., & Ndura, E. (2008, October). Human Rights and Social Justice Perspectives in the Classroom. Paper presented at the 18th Annual International Conference of the National Association for Multicultural Education (NAME), New Orleans.
  • Demulder, E.K., Stribling, S.M., Day, M., & Ndura, E. (2008, June). Challenging oppressive hegemonic views: Encouraging human rights and social justice perspectives in the classroom, Paper presented at the International Conference on Teacher Education and Social Justice, Chicago, IL.
  • Stribling, S., Demulder, E.K., Ndura, E., & Day, M. (2008, March). Reading the world: supporting teachers’ professional development using community based critical literacy practices. Paper presented at the 2008 Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, New York, New York.
  • Day, M. (February, 2007). Cultural Reciprocity: A process for developing family professional collaborations, Paper presented at the Comparative and International Education Society (CIES), Baltimore, Maryland.
  • Day, M. (November, 2007). Inclusion in the community: A strategy to resolve the tension between the ideal and the actual learning environment. Paper presented at a mini-symposium at the 17th Annual International Conference of National Association for Multicultural Education (NAME), Baltimore, Maryland.
  • Simpson, J. & Day, M. (2005). Inclusion of children with Special Needs in Daycare Programs, Annual Early Childhood Citywide Coordinated Training Conference, Office of Early Childhood Development (OECD), Washington, DC.
  • Day, M., & Parlakian, R. (2005).The child’s world: How does culture influence social-emotional development? NACCRA (National Association for Child Care Resource and Referral Agency) 17th Annual Policy Symposium, Washington, DC.
  • Day. M., & Parlakian, R. (2004).Understanding the child’s world: the influence of culture on social and emotional development. NAEYC 13th National Institute for Early Childhood Professional Development, Baltimore, MD.
  • Greenip, S., & Day, M. (2003). Brainwonders: What do we know about the brain and early experiences? Seventh Annual Birth To Three Institute, Washington, D.C.
  • Barnwell, D., Day, M., & Godfrey, C. (2002).Cultural Reciprocity: A Framework for Making Culturally Responsive Services a Reality for Families. ZERO TO THREE’s 17th National Training Institute, Washington, D.C.
  • Day, M., & Grimaldi, A. (2002). Posture of cultural reciprocity: A framework for developing collaborations with diverse families. National Institute for Early Childhood Professional Development, National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), Albuquerque, NM.
  • Day, M., & Seibel, N. (2002). Supporting healthy infant and toddler development. National Grantee Conference on Youth Violence Prevention, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administrations (SAMHSA), Washington D.C.
  • Barnwell, D., Coates, R., & Day, M. (2002). Cultural reciprocity a framework for developing collaborations with families. Sixth Annual Head Start and Child Care, Birth To Three Institute, Washington D.C.
  • Seibel, N.L., Lerner, C., & Day, M.(2001). Learning and growing together with families. Birth to Three Conference, Columbus, Ohio.
  • Day, M., & Coates, R. (1997). Families experiences of finding appropriate day care. Paper Presented at The Association For Severely Handicapped (TASH), Boston, MA, U.S.A.
  • Harry, B., Day, M., & Coates, R. (1996). Transition from Part H to Part B: A new generation of parent advocates. Paper presented at The Association for Severely Handicapped (TASH), New Orleans,U.S.A.
  • Harry, B., Day, M., & Park, H.(1996). Friendships between people with disabilities. Paper presented at The Association for Severely Handicapped (TASH), New Orleans, U.S.A, 1996.
  • Harry, B., & Day, M.(1994). "He can't really play": A study of sibling acceptance and interaction. Paper presented to The Association for Severely Handicapped (TASH), Atlanta, GA, U.S.A.