Associate Professor of Early Childhood Education Department
School of Education, Child Life and Family Studies
Office: Brookline Campus, 009D
B.A. 1978, Smith College
M.A. 1979, Stanford University
Ph.D. 1991, Stanford University
Amy L. Phillips-Losso is an associate professor of Early Childhood Education (ECE), serving as chair of that department from 2001-2004. She oversees preparation for Wheelock candidate's licensure testing in the Early Childhood Subject test, and is senior writer for the national accreditation report for the ECE faculty for 2006-2007.
Phillips-Losso co-developed design guidelines for the infrastructure plan for the Boston Public Schools that shapes all school building construction since1995. A related curriculum project with early childhood-teachers-to-be aims to increase student achievement in all developmental domains through learning experiences in Boston's Emerald Necklace parks and neighboring institutions, where rich arts and science content is linked to Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks and standardized testing.
For Redleaf Press, Phillips-Losso edited Playing for Keeps (1996), and contributed "Roundabout We Go, A Playable Moment with a Child with Autism" to a companion volume, Play in Practice (2002). Allyn and Bacon published "Instructional Principles for the Creative Child with Learning Disabilities" in a collection on giftedness and creativity (2001). Phillips-Losso is completing a book, What if I said Boo! To a Cop?, about how mutual understandings can develop among people with and without autism. Art works by her former students with autism bring these understandings to her current students in Art for Children and Principles of Inclusive ECE in a Diverse Society.