Program Administrator and Adjunct Faculty
Child Development and Teacher Education programs
Nancy H. Beaver holds a Masters of Education degree in early childhood education from the University of North Texas. She was awarded the Trainer of the Year award by the Texas Association for the Education of Young Children (TAEYC) in 2005 and the Pat Kennedy Teacher Educator award by Dallas Association for the Education of Young Children in 2006.
Program administrator for the Child Development and Teacher Preparation programs at Eastfield, she also serves as adjunct faculty for both Eastfield and the University of North Texas. Beaver was one of the first professors in the nation to teach Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential preparation courses under the CDA Council’s P3 project and has taught CDA college credit courses for 18 years.
She serves as a consultant to Air Force family member programs through ICF Associates and has worked with families on Air Force bases in the U.S., Japan and Germany, as well as having done school-age training for Space Command bases and administrative training for the Coast Guard.
Beaver has served as president of the Dallas Association for the Education of Young Children (DAEYC) and vice president of the Texas AEYC. She has served as an NAEYC Academy Center Accreditation assessor and validator since the inception of the accreditation system and has twice been an academy commissioner. A frequent conference presenter for NAEYC, she is featured in the organization’s developmentally appropriate practice training videos. She serves as vice president for Collaboration for ACCESS: American Associate Degree Early Childhood Educators and is past co-president and secretary of the Child Development Educators of Texas.