Renee Keith


Child and Family Development
Role: Faculty
Campus: West Plains

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Missouri State University
Child and Family Development
128 Garfield
West Plains, MO 65775



  • EdD, Nova Southeastern University (2003)
  • MPA, Missouri State University (1997)
  • BS, Missouri State University (1994)


Fall 2016:

  • CFD 155 Principles of Human Development
  • CFD 297 Internship in Planning and Implementing Curriculum for Child Development Centers

Professional experience


  • Pathways to Teaching: A Guide for Beginning Early Childhood Teachers. (Received sole authorship rights from Linda Peacock and Willa Johnson in Spring 2006).
  • The Stage Coach Journey: Trail to Medicine Lodge. A study guide developed for elementary school teachers participating in The Stage Coach Journey's 2005 journey to Medicine Lodge, Kansas.

Professional Organizations

  • National Association for the Education of Young Children Two Year College Accreditation System Peer Reviewer (2006 to present)
  • Missouri Center for Accreditation Regional Coordinator and Team Leader (1995 to 2010)
  • Missouri and Ozark Associations for the Education of Young Children Member (1996 to present)
  • Missouri Department of Health Bureau of Child Care Safety and Licensure Licensing Rule Revision Work Group Member (Summer 2008 to present)
  • Missouri Department of Social Services-Child Care Advisory Board Member (2005 to present)
  • South Central Early Childhood Association - Missouri State University Student Chapter Faculty Advisor (2004 to 2010)

Professional Development Conferences

  • National Association for the Education of Young Children-2010 Annual Conference Anaheim, CA
  • National Association for the Education of Young Children-2007 Annual Conference Chicago, IL

Other interests

Favorite Quote

"The child has a hundred languages and a hundred, hundred, hundred more."
— Loris Malaguzzi

Awards and honors


  • 2011-Missouri State University-Annual Fund-Awarded $500.00 to send students to the 2012 AEYC-MO Conference.
  • 2011-Missouri State University Annual Fund-Awarded $450.00 to purchase CCAMPIS videos.
  • 2010-CCAMPIS-Awarded $102,788 for 2010 through 2013.
  • 2010-Child Care Assistance Bid.