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Monday, January 26

A blizzard warning goes into effect for our area this evening. The University will close at 3 p.m. today and will be closed all day on Tuesday, Jan. 27.  Classes starting at 2:30 p.m. or later today will not meet. All day and evening classes tomorrow are canceled. An updated advisory on the status of classes and operations for Wednesday will be posted Tuesday evening. During the time that the University is closed, the Commons will maintain regular hours for residential dining services and the Sports Center will be open for use by residential students only.   snow closing guide

All Hartt Community Division activities after 2 p.m. today and all day tomorrow are canceled.


Toko Oshio

Assistant Professor
Department of Education
  • PhD, Michigan State University
  • MA, Michigan State University
  • BS, Michigan State University

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Toko Oshio
Teaching Focus

Assistant Professor Toko Oshio, PhD, teaches socio-emotional development, early childhood curriculum development, infant and toddler development and assessment courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels.  From an ecological and child development perspective, she teaches early childhood educators how to help young children develop and learn holistically.  She believes that her students should become critical evaluators and users of information, and teaches evidence-based practices.

Professional Interests

Oshio studies child development from an ecological perspective using quantitative methods.  Her primary research interest is in the area of socio-emotional development of infants, toddlers, and young children.  She has studied development in young children in the U.S. and Japan while considering family context, school and child care environment, and culture. Her research interests include both biological and environmental factors that relate to child development and interactions among these factors, and both within and between group differences. Currently, Oshio is investigating the efficacy of a music intervention for the prosodic development in children with ASD through the use of fMRI.