Dawn Hayes | Curriculum and Instruction - CDL| SIU

Southern Illinois University



College of Education and Human Services

Dawn Hayes

Lead Teacher

Phone: (618) 453-3292
Email: jdmjhayes@siu.edu
Office: Quigley 116G
875 S. Normal Ave. Mail Code 4633
Southern Illinois University
Carbondale, IL 62901


Dawn Hayes is a Lead Teacher for the Southern Region Early Childhood Programs.  She works with children and their families in the Infant classroom located at the Child Development Laboratories on the SIUC campus.  Dawn’s leadership and organization skills help to provide the caring and nurturing environment in the Infant classroom that offers support, comfort and learning opportunities to the children and families.  Dawn has held this position since 2007. 

Education and Work Experience:

Master’s Degree in Curriculum & Instruction 2016, SIUC

Lead Teacher September 2007-Present, Southern Region Early Childhood Programs

Substitute Teacher August 2005-May 2007, Southern Region Early Childhood Programs

Bachelor’s Degree in Workforce Education/Early Childhood Education in 2002, SIUC.


Illinois Director Credential Level 2

ECE Credential Level 5

Infant Toddler Credential Level 4

Family Specialist Credential Level 5

Instructional Interests:

Early Childhood Education

Secure Attachments for Infants and Caregivers

Effective Transitions for Infants and Toddlers