Cammy Purper, M.A.

Cammy Purper, M.A.

Assistant Professor of Early Childhood Studies

Department: Education
Office Phone: (951) 343-3935
Email Address:
Office Location: Tyler Plaza
Office Hours: Mondays, 10:00 to 2:00. Virtual hours via text, email and phone daily, and by appointment.


Degree Major Emphasis Institution Date
Ph.D. Education / Emphasis in Special Education Claremont Graduate University In Process
M.A. Human Development / Emphasis in Leadership In Education: College Teaching/Teaching Adults Pacific Oaks College 2001
B.A. Liberal Studies / Emphasis in Environmental Studies University of Redlands 1999

Additional Education

Currently pursuing a PhD in Education with an emphasis in Special Education at Claremont Graduate University. Expected completion in December 2014.
Current Multiple Subject Teaching Credential (2003). California State University Fullerton.
Current Child Development Program Director Permit.

Classes Taught

  • ECH 320 Cognitive Development in Infancy/Early Childhood
  • ECH 340 Perceptual Motor Development in Infancy/Early Childhood
  • ECH 350 Social/Emotional Development in Infancy/Early Childhood
  • ECH 360 Early Childhood Curriculum
  • ECH 365 Assessment in Young Children with Disabilities
  • ECH 375 Early Childhood Intervention
  • ECH 385 Theories and Models of Understanding Behavior in Young Children with Disabilities
  • ECH 415 Consultation and Collaboration in Early Childhood Intervention
  • ECH 455 Research Seminar in Early Intervention
  • ECH 530 School, Family and Community Partnerships
  • ECH 535 Leadership and Supervision in Early Childhood Settings
  • ECH 540 Early Childhood Literacy and Language Development
  • ECH 545 Advanced Studies in Early Childhood Development
  • ECH 550 Early Childhood Program Development and Evaluation
  • KIN 332 Lifelong Motor Development 
  • OTL 510 Online Instructional Design
  • OTL 530 Building the Online Community

Academic Areas / Scholarly Interests

  • Early Childhood Teacher Training
  • Early Intervention/Inclusion Models

Teaching Experience at Institutions Other than CBU

  • Adjunct Professor/Community Educator-Child Development - San Bernardino Community College District
  • Adjunct Professor-Teacher Education - University of Phoenix, Teacher Education

Research, Presentations, and Publications

Research Assistant, The IRIS Center, Claremont Graduate University (2013 to present)
Student Editoral Board Member, Young Exceptional Children (2014/2015)

Werner, S., Purper, C., & Vanderpyl, T. (2014). Managing classroom behavior: Learning how. The Special Edge, 27(3), 13-16.

  • Positive Discipline in the Preschool Classroom. (2007). San Bernardino Child Care Resource and Referral-Director’s Association Meeting.
  • Building Online Communities in the Adult Early Childhood Classroom. (2012). California Association for the Education of Young Children Annual Conference.
  • Introduction to IRIS III Resources. (2013). San Bernardino and Riverside County BITSA.
  • Enhancing Learning in the Online Classroom. (2013). Annual Fall Career and Technical Education Conference, Ontario, CA.
  • Literacy and Employment for Secondary Students: Connecting the Dots. (2013). Colton Joint Unified School District, San Bernardino, CA.
  • What, Why, and Where: Teaching About Evidence-Based Practices (EBPs) in Early Childhood. (2014). Lilly Conference on College and University Teaching and Learning, Newport Beach, CA.
  • Evidence-Based Practices (EBPs) in Early Childhood. (2014). California Association of the Education of Young Children Annual Conference, Pasadena, CA.
  • Flipping Your Classroom Using Voicethread and Screencastomatic. (2014). California Association of Regional Occupational Centers and Program Annual Inservice, Redlands, CA.

Church Membership / Activities

Member, Centerpoint Church in Colton, CA.

Community Service / Involvement

  • Volunteer, Centerpoint Church
  • Volunteer, Colton Joint Unified School District
  • Volunteer, Colton-Redlands-Yucaipa Regional Occupation Program

Interests / Hobbies / Travel / Family

I love to spend time with my family and my four dogs. I also like to spend time reading, writing, cooking, walking, and enjoying nature.

Personal Quote / Scripture / Philosophy of Education

My philosophy of education can best be summed up in the quote by Confucius:
“I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.”

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