Ijego V. Nwachuku



Ijego V. Nwachuku

Professor, Early Childhood Education
Phone: 860-343-5814
Email: INwachuku@mxcc.edu Indicates Email address
Office Location: Snow 508
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Dr. Ijego V. Nwachuku is a professor in the Early Childhood and Education program at Middlesex.

Before her full tenure, Dr. Nwachuku served in various positions at Southern Connecticut State University’s School of Education including assistant professor, community outreach coordinator for the early childhood education/violent prevention counseling grant (ECE/VPC), and as minority visiting scholar. She was an adjunct faculty member at Gateway and was the executive director for New Haven’s Child Development Program.

Her additional professional experience includes serving as substitute teacher in the Head Start program in Goldsboro, North Carolina, as a licensed childcare provider and consultant, and as teacher and nutrition assistant for the childcare system at the University of Massachusetts.

Dr. Nwachuku earned a doctorate of education and a master’s in early childhood education and development from the University of Massachusetts in Amherst. She also received a bachelor of science in human nutrition and food science from UMass.

Dr. Nwachuku is a member of several professional associations in her field at local, state, national and international levels including:

  • The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), the world’s largest organization working on behalf of young children
  • The Association for Childhood Education International (ACEI), a global community dedicated to promoting the optimal education and development of children in a changing world
  • The Connecticut Association for the Education of Young Children
  • The National Association of Community College Teacher Education Programs (NACCTEP)
  • ASCD (formerly the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development), an educational leadership organization dedicated to advancing best practices and policies for the success of each learner

She is an active community leader and a consistent contributor to several national and international professional committees. She developed and presented professional papers in regional, state, national, and international conferences. Dr. Nwachuku has many articles and book manuscripts in progress especially in the areas of moral development through folktales, figures of speech, as well as infant feeding and development.
Learn more about the Early Childhood Education Degree program here.
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