Mina Kim, Professor of Elementary Education at San Francisco State University, has an established expertise in the field of Early Childhood Education. She is a coordinator of the undergraduate ECE courses for prospective teachers and co- coordinating the Early Childhood Education (ECE) master program at SF State. She holds a B.A. in Child Development & Education, a M.S. in Early Childhood Education, and a Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction. She has participated in multiple presentations and has many publications focused on issues of early childhood curriculum development, paying specific attention to teacher action research, issues of math and science instruction, multicultural perspectives, and integrated play based curriculum in cross cultural contexts. She has served as a co-chair of ECE Interest Group at Action Research Network of the Americas (ARNA) for the past three years. She has served on two early childhood teacher education journal editorial boards, in which she reviews articles related to educational action research, integrated math & science curriculum and multicultural education.