Julie DellaMattera

Associate Professor of Early Childhood Development and Education
Phone: 207.581.3119

118 Merrill Hall
University of Maine
Orono, Maine 04469-5749

Bio: Julie DellaMattera is an associate professor of early childhood development and education. She currently serves as program coordinator for the Human Development and Family Studies program.

Julie received her doctorate in educational leadership with a focus on early education policy from the University of Maine. Prior to doctoral study, Julie worked as an elementary educator, a child development specialist, an in-home literacy specialist, and was co-owner and head teacher of a preschool that was awarded a State Certificate of Quality. Additionally, she has worked as education specialist for Hancock and Washington counties, a gifted and talented coordinator for MSAD 56, and as a statewide early childhood trainer for Maine Roads to Quality. She serves on numerous state-level early childhood committees and is an advocate for supporting and sustaining quality early education programming. She teaches courses about infant and toddler development, early childhood math methods, creative thinking, and leadership in early education.

Ed.D. in Educational Leadership, 2006, University of Maine
Thesis: A Historical Comparative Analysis of Preschool Policy Frameworks
M.Ed. in Educational Leadership, 2000, University of Maine
B.S. in Early Childhood Development and Family Relations, 1990, University of Maine
Concentration: Elementary Education
Certification: Elementary Education, K-8

Courses taught at UMaine

  • HON 111: Civilizations: Past, Present, and Future I
  • CHF 303: Infant/Toddler Care and Development
  • CHF 329: Curriculum & Methods for Teaching Young Children Math
  • CHF 404: Early Childhood Teaching Practicum Isla Mujeres, Mexico
  • CHF 409: Independent Studies in Various Topics
  • CHF 417: Introduction to Leadership in Early Childhood Education
  • CHF 496: Field Experiences
  • HUD 529: Numeracy for the Young Child (online, Blackboard)
  • HUD 552: Professional Practices in Human Development
  • HUD 601: Supervised Fieldwork
  • HUD 649: Investigation Special Topics

Sample publications

  • DellaMattera, J. (2011). Perceptions of pre-service early educators: How adults support preschooler’s social development. Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education. 32(1), 26-38.
  • Mitchell, S., & DellaMattera, J. (2010). Teacher support and student’s self-efficacy beliefs. Journal of Contemporary Issues in Education. 5(2), 24-35.
  • DellaMattera, J. (2010). No preschooler left behind: Preschool policies in the NCLB world. Journal of Educational Research & Policy Studies. 10(1), 35-50.
  • DellaMattera, J. (2009). Constructing early childhood learning: Preschool policies in the NCLB World. Policy and Practice in Education: A Journal Addressing Issues, Research and Practice in the Education of Teachers, 15(1), 44-60.
  • DellaMattera, J. (2009). The early childhood workforce: Professional development (Where are our youngest children and who is supporting them?). Maine Policy Review, 18(1), 106-115.

Connect with Julie on LinkedIn
Julie’s blog: math4kidz.wordpress.com