Dr. Greata serves as the Program Manager of Early Childhood Education and Program Manager of the Educator Preparation Institute (EPI). Additionally at LSCC, she serves on the College Planning Council.
As a full-time faculty member, Dr. Greata teaches early childhood, child development, and education courses on all three Lake-Sumter Community College campuses. Within the community, she serves on the Early Learning Coalition of Lake County’s Curriculum, Professional Development, and Uniting for Children Conference Committees. Additionally, she serves on the Lake Technical School Child Care Apprenticeship Advisory Committee. Nationally, Dr. Greata is a member of the Professional Development Panel for the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). As a member of this panel, she is responsible for reviewing and grading proposals for presentation at the NAEYC conference and evaluating reports submitted by colleges and universities that are seeking early childhood education accreditation from the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).
Prior to moving to Florida, Dr. Greata held the position of Program Manager for Early Childhood Education at the Manassas Campus of Northern Virginia Community College. Since moving to Florida, she has served as an adjunct instructor for Dayton Beach Community College, University of Central Florida, and Nova Southeastern University for whom she has taught education courses at the 2-year, 4-year and master’s levels. In 2006, DelmarCengage Learning released her textbook, An Introduction to Music in Early Childhood Education. She has also co-written chapters for an early childhood education edited book on the topics of curriculum and childcare administration.
Dr. Greata holds a doctoral degree in education, specialization in curriculum and systems design, with an emphasis on early childhood education from Nova Southeastern University. She conducted two doctoral research practicums; Creating Musically Nurturing Environments in Infant and Toddler Settings by Providing Training to Caregivers, and Improving the Quality of Care that Children Receive by Training Caregivers in Child Development and Current Practices in Early Childhood Education. Her master degree is in music performance with sufficient early childhood credits for a master’s in early childhood education from George Mason University. Her bachelor degree is in music education from New York University.
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Joanne Greata, Ed.D.