CTR Expert Reviewer: Diane Bales
Associate Professor, University of Georgia
Dr. Bales is an Associate Professor in Human Development and Family Science, the Director of the HDFS Child Life Program, and a Human Development Specialist with UGA Extension at The University of Georgia. She provides leadership for outreach and Extension programming in early childhood development. Her primary outreach and applied research emphases include educating the public about early brain development; helping early care and education (ECE) teachers teach healthy eating and physical activity to young children; and using technology to educate adults about child development and to support children’s development and learning. She is co-leader and lead content specialist for the Georgia Better Brains for Babies (BBB) initiative, the co-creator of Eat Healthy, Be Active, an initiative to teach nutrition and physical activity to preschoolers, and co-leader of the eXtension Alliance for Better Child Care national community (extension.org/child_care). She has a Master’s and Ph.D. in child psychology from the Institute of Child Development at the University of Minnesota, and held a Minnesota teaching license for birth – age 5. Expertise: infants, toddlers, preschool, using technology to teach children about health issues
Area(s) of Expertise:
Early Childhood Education, Health
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