Our Faculty and Staff
Title: Professor, Early Childhood & Human Development and Executive Director, Arlitt Center for Education, Research & Sustainability
Office: 2150H EDWARDS 1 Edwards Center
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, a Head Start Delegate agency and one of the oldest lab schools in the country. She is co-editor for Children, Youth and Environments, a journal that publishes research and field articles on environments where children and youth live, learn, work, and play. Dr. Carr co-founded the Cincinnati Nature Playscape Initiative, created Arlitt Instructional Media, and developed programming related to the Arlitt Education for Sustainability and Environments Institute. She serves on local advisory boards for Cincinnati Nature Center, 4C for Children, and, for fourteen years, Milestones Therapeutic Horseback Riding Program. She has generated over $17M in funding related to programming and research in early childhood education. She has served as the faculty advisor for the UC Equestrian Team since 2006.
Dr. Carr conducts research and has published books and articles on teacher efficacy, challenging behaviors, nature education, and environments for play and learning. She conducted research on playground development in Papua New Guinea with her Australian colleagues in summer 2015. Her research on informal science learning in playscapes is supported by the National Science Foundation. Dr. Carr is currently expanding her playscapes research and working 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.
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