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Palmina Ioannone is a faculty member in the School of Early Childhood at George Brown College. Palmina has a PhD in Human Development and Applied Psychology with a Specialization in Early Childhood Education from OISE/University of Toronto. Palmina has been involved in a variety of applied research projects in Canada and the U.S., including numerous studies on parenting for Invest in Kids and the Toronto First Duty Project. Specifically, her research focuses on the transition to parenting, early years services integration, interprofessional collaboration, and the professional education and training of early childhood educators.
Palmina is a Registered Early Childhood Educator. Her professional goals focus on improving policy and practice related to supporting children and families.
Representative Publications and Presentations
Crill Russell, C., Birnbaum, N., Avison, W., & Ioannone, P. (2011). Vital communities, vital support: How well do Canada's communities support parents of young children? What parents tell us. Research report by Invest in Kids; http://www.phoenixpembroke.com/node/101
Arimura, T., Corter, C., Pelletier, J., Janmohamed, Z., Patel, S., & Ioannone, P. (2010). Schools as integrated hubs for young children and families: A Canadian experiment in community readiness: The Toronto First Duty Project. In D. Laverick & M. Jalongo (Eds.), Transitions to care and early education. Springer Science.
Foster, K., & Ioannone, P. (2010). Engaging today’s parents in a prenatal and parenting education program. Best Start Resource Centre: 2010 Annual Conference. Toronto, Ontario.
Foster, K., & Ioannone, P. (2009). A program to transform the way first-time parents are prepared for parenting: Lessons learned. Paper presented at the Zero to Three Conference: 24th National Training Institute – Connecting Science, Policy and Practice. Dallas, Texas. http://www.phoenixpembroke.com/sites/default/files/TPP_Learnings_Report_FINAL.pdf
Ioannone, P. (2008). Maternal separation anxiety before and after the return to employment during the first year postpartum: Maternal, infant, and social-contextual influences. Poster presented at the Infant Mental Health Promotion Conference: Expanding Horizons for the Early Years. Toronto, Ontario.
Corter, C., Bertrand, J., Pelletier, J., Griffin, T., McKay, D., Patel, S., & Ioannone, P. (2006). Evidence-based Understanding of Integrated Foundations for Early Childhood. Toronto: Atkinson Centre at OISE/UT.
Pelletier, J., Griffin, T., Ioannone, P., Patel, S., & Newton, S. (2005). Challenges implementing & evaluating integrated service delivery in Toronto First Duty. Paper presented at the Joint Conference of the Infant Mental Health Promotion Project and the Ontario Association for Infant Development: Expanding Horizons for the Early Years. Toronto, Ontario.
Ioannone, P., & Corter, C. (2005). Early childhood professionals’ experiences with collaboration in integrated care and education settings. Poster presented at the Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Atlanta, Georgia.