Mary Tabb Foley
Mary Tabb Foley

Mary Tabb Foley, MA

Coordinator of Early Childhood Specializations in HDFS
Teaching Faculty


  • Engaging pre-service students in reflective practice to develop responsive early childhood practitioners
  • Infant mental health and supportive caregiving to promote healthy social and emotional development

Favorite part of the ECS program: Connecting with and supporting students as they discover their fit for careers in early childhood studies.

Courses taught:

  • Integrated Curriculum Methods & Materials for Infants and Toddlers (HDFS 3122)
  • Integrated Curriculum Methods & Materials for Preschool and Kindergarten (HDFS 3123)
  • Programs for Young Children: Introductory Lab (HDFS 3180)
  • Observing Infant and Toddler Development (HDFS 3181)
  • ECDE: Supervised Fieldwork Practicum (HDFS 3183)
  • ECDE: Supervised Teaching Practicum (HDFS 4181W)

2003- BS University of Connecticut, Human Development & Family Relations, Early Childhood Education
2007- MA University of Saint Joseph, Early Childhood Education/Special Education

Activities Beyond UCONN:

  • Contributing Member, CT Early Childhood Higher Education Committee
  • Member, National Association for the Education of Young Children
  • Member, Zero to Three