Bridget K. Hamre

Bridget K. Hamre
Bridget K. Hamre
Research Associate Professor, School of Education and Human Development,
University of Virginia

Bridget Hamre is an associate research professor and associate director of the University of Virginia’s Center for Advanced Study of Teaching and Learning. Hamre’s areas of expertise include student-teacher relationships and classroom processes that promote positive academic and social development for young children. She has authored numerous peer-reviewed manuscripts on these topics. Hamre works closely with federal, state, and local early childhood leaders to help bridge the research-to-practice divide. She collaborates with the Office of Head Start on their implementation of the Classroom Assessment Scoring System and she consults with numerous states on their Quality Rating and Improvement systems. She is also leading the University of Virginia’s efforts to support the implementation of Virginia’s federal preschool expansion grant. Hamre received her doctorate in clinical and school psychology from the University of Virginia.

updated 2003

Publications by Bridget K. Hamre
Year Two Progress Report, 2002–03—Executive Summary
Beginning in early 2001, First 5 California Children and Families Commission (First 5 California) provided matching funds to county First 5 Commissions in support of programs aimed at improving retention and increasing training and professional…
Year One Progress Report, 2001–2002
Sensitive and stimulating interactions between children and early care and education (ECE) staff are the basis of high quality care. Furthermore, research suggests that both stability and training within the ECE workforce lead to higher quality…