Kabeljit Atwal

Kabeljit Atwal

Office: FFS 301
Phone: 559-278-5310
Email:  katwal@csufresno.edu

Education: M.A. Education with an emphasis in Early Childhood Education, California State University, Fresno

Experience and Research: Since 1983 Kabeljit has had numerous opportunities to experience diverse roles in the field of Early Childhood Education. She has worked for a variety of organizations such as Head Start, AB212 CARES Program, and WestEd, Center for Child Family Studies. In 2003 she began teaching part-time for the State Center Community College and California State University of Fresno (CSUF). She was hired as a full-time lecturer in 2008 for the Child, Family and Consumer Sciences Department at Fresno State.

Kabeljit has been inspired by advocating for the emotional life of a child. She is a PITC certified infant toddler specialist. She believes that exposure to character education blossoms children to be respectful and socially competent as adults. She is an advocate for understanding children's behavior through honoring the inner emotional life of a child. She is a co-author of an article that was published in the textbook, Next Steps Toward Teaching the Reggio Way, (2nd ed.) She also has extensive interest and training in the Hanna Perkins Consultation Model. In 2011 she completed the 15 month Infant-Parent Mental Health Post-Graduate Certificate Program (IPMHPCP), and earned a graduate certificate in infant-parent mental health from the University of Massachussetts, Boston, (satellite location in Napa, California).