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Job title: 
Senior Lecturer- Early Childhood Education


Research Interests: 
The ecology of early childhood, process quality, early interactions, teacher professional development.
Qualifications & Experience: 

Dr. Zoyah Kinkead-Clark is a Senior Lecturer in Early Childhood Education at The University of the West Indies, Mona. In addition to her substantive role, she also serves as the Manager of the Dudley Grant Early Childhood Resource Centre and Lead External Examiner for Early Childhood Programmes in Belize and the Turks and Caicos Islands.

Dr. Kinkead-Clark currently serves as Principal Investigator of The Early Interactions Project, a CHASE Funded project, which is aimed at assessing process quality in child care facilities as well as providing professional development support for caregivers and teachers working with infants and toddlers.


Kinkead-Clark, Z., & Escagy., K. (Eds). (2021). Reconceptualizing Quality in Early Childhood Education, Care and Development: Understanding the Child and Community. Palgrave Macmillan, Cham.

Adbul-Majied, S., & Kinkead-Clark, Z. (2022). Exploring the early years needs of Venezuelan migrant children in Trinidad and Tobago. International Journal of Early Years Education, 1-19.

Kinkead-Clark, Z. & Hardacre, C. (2019).Unpacking the mechanisms shaping perceptions of quality as illuminated by cross cultural conversations between early years educators from Britain and Jamaica. Journal of Childhood Studies. DOI:10.18357/jcs444201919208

Kinkead-Clark, Z., & Escayg, K. (2019). Getting it Right From the Start. A Retrospective and Current Examination of Infant and Toddler Care in Jamaica. Occasional Paper Series, 2019 (42). Retrieved from

Kinkead-Clark, Z. (2019). Exploring children’s play in early years learning environments. How do the beliefs of teachers’ inform children’s play? Journal of Early Childhood Research. DOI. 10.1177/1476718X19849251

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