Faculty of Education

Faculty of Education
Faculty of Education
Sandy Youmans

Sandy Youmans

Adjunct Faculty
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Dr. Youmans is an Adjunct Professor and Educational Researcher at the Faculty of Education, Queen’s University. Her Early Years research is informed by her experiences as a kindergarten/primary teacher and mother of three. Dr. Youmans was the Project Manager of the Evaluation of the Implementation of the Full-Day Early Learning Kindergarten program commissioned by the Ontario Ministry of Education (OME) for two years. She was also the Project Manager and Lead Author for the Curriculum Review for Social Studies and Geography commissioned by the OME.

Twitter: @DrSandyYoumans

Research Interests

  • Early learning
  • Full-day kindergarten
  • Numeracy and literacy development
  • Adult education
  • Program evaluation
Current Research Projects

Dr. Youmans is currently involved in the following projects:

Building Parent Engagement in Math

Math Knowledge Network’s Critical Transitions in Early Math Development Community of Practice

Eastern Regional Partnership for Adult Education

A Process and Outcomes Evaluation of Youth Job Connection

Publications

Youmans, A.S., Coombs, A., & Colgan, L.E.C. (2018, in press). Early childhood educators’ and teachers’ early math education knowledge, beliefs, and pedagogy. The Canadian Journal of Education.

Youmans, A.S., Colgan, L.E.C., & Freeman, J.G. (2018). How is the Full-Day Early Learning Kindergarten (FDELK) program put into action in a high fidelity classroom? Manuscript in preparation.

Youmans, A.S., Kirby, J.R., & Freeman, J.G. (2017). How effectively does the full-day, play-based Kindergarten program in Ontario promote self-regulation, literacy, and numeracy? Journal of Early Child Development and Care, 1-13. DOI: 10.1080/03004430.2017.1287177

Youmans, S., Godden, L., & Hummell, F. (2017). An environmental scan of adult and continuing education in the eastern Ontario region. Kingston, ON: The Eastern Regional Partnership for Adult Education.

Youmans, S., & Godden, L. (2017). Creating a culture of care in adult education: What it is and why it is critical. Kingston, ON: The Eastern Regional Partnership for Adult Education.

Godden, L., & Youmans, S. (2017). The distinguishing features of adult education: Why positioning matters. Kingston, ON: The Eastern Regional Partnership for Adult Education.

Egan, R., Stockley, D., Lam, C., Kinderman, L., & Youmans, A.S. (2016). Research Ethics Board (REB) members’ preparation for, and perceived knowledge of research ethics. Journal of Academic Ethics, 14, 191-197. DOI: 10.1007/s10805-016-9256-8

Vanderlee, M. L., Youmans, S., Peters, R., & Eastabrook, J. (2012). Final report: Evaluation of the implementation of the Ontario full-day early learning kindergarten program. Kingston, ON: Social Program Evaluation Group, Faculty of Education, Queen's University.

Youmans, S., Mansfield, D., Deir, E., Freeman, J., French, L., Lowry, M., Massey, K., & Segeren, A. (2010). Curriculum Review and Benchmarking Report for Social Studies and Geography: A report to the Ontario Ministry of Education. Kingston, ON: Social Program Evaluation Group, Queen’s University Faculty of Education.

Courses Taught

CURR 355 Language and Literacy: Development and Practice (P/J)

CURR 383 Elementary Mathematics (P/J)

CURR 387 Science and Technology (P/J)

Kindergarten Part 1 Online Additional Qualification (AQ) Course