Laura Coulman

Name Laura Coulman
School School of Community Services
ProgramBachelor of Early Learning Program Development, and, Early Childhood Education
Academic and Professional Designations
  • PhD Candidate, Faculty of Education, Curriculum, Western University
  • MSc, Child Studies, University of Guelph
  • BA, Early Childhood Education, Ryerson
  • BA, Philosophy, McMaster
  • Registered Early Childhood Educator
Courses Taught
  • ECE2170 Advanced Development
  • SOCS74000 Population and Developmental Health
  • ECE72050 Health and Wellness in Early Learning Communities
  • ECE72065 Professional Engagement III
  • ECE71000 Human Growth and Development - The Early Years
Areas of Expertise & Interest
  • Early Childhood Education Policy and System Design
  • Disability and Inclusion
  • Reconceptualizing Early Childhood Education
  • Political Philosophy
  • Integration of Policy, Research and Practice in Early Childhood Education
Industry Experience, Professional Currency Activities
  • 13 years as a Child Care Planning and Policy Analyst, Wellington County
  • 10+ years in research and program evaluation in ECE and children's services
  • Experience in qualitative, statistical (i.e., multi-level modelling for longitudinal studies), and evaluative research methods and analyses
Major Research Projects, Scholarly Activities, and/or Publications Dissertation (in process): A feminist Hobbesian analysis of Early Childhood Education and the production of disability

Secretary, Ontario Board of Directors, Association of Early Childhood Educators, Ontario (AECEO)

Publication Co-Chair, AECEO eceLINK Peer Reviewed Collection
Additional InformationLaura is delighted to bring her experiences and knowledge of early childhood service system design and policy analysis to her students at Conestoga College.

Her PhD studies include being part of the very first Early Learning cohort of the University of Toronto focused on Early Childhood Education research, policy, and practice. She is now completing her PhD dissertation at Western University. Her research includes using Thomas Hobbes' social contract theory to examine disability in early childhood education in Canada.