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J. Ronald Lally Bio

J. Ronald Lally, Ed.D.
Founding Member of ZERO TO THREE

Occupation/Employment

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Co-Director, Center for Child and Family Studies, WestEd, Sausalito, California; Executive Producer, Program for Infant/Toddler Caregivers, video-based training program in collaboration with the California Department of Education


Affiliations
Board Member, ZERO TO THREE; American Psychological Association; Society for Research on Child Development; National Association for the Education of Young Children. National Advisory Committees:  Ounce of Prevention Fund; Family Center, Nova Southeastern University; Fight Crime: Invest in Kids.


Contributions to the Field
Dr. Lally, a founding member of ZERO TO THREE, possesses significant expertise in child care training, and national and state policy that affects young children. He is the executive producer of twenty-one infant/toddler training videos/DVD’s. The videos/DVS’s and accompanying print materials of the program are the most widely distributed infant/toddler caregiver training materials in the country.

Current Research
Much of Dr. Lally’s research deals with social-emotional development in infancy and the impact of early intervention on adult functioning.  


Recent Honors/Awards/Recognition/Books Published 
A few of his recent publications include “Concepts of Care: 20 Essays on Infant/Toddler Learning and Development”, WestEd, April (2007); “The Uniqueness of Infancy Demands a Responsive Approach to Care”, Young Children, July, (2006); “Policy Recommendations to Support Early Language and Literacy Experiences in the Home and in Child Care” in Learning to Read the World: Language and Literacy in the First Three Years Rosenkoetter, S & Knapp-Philo, J. Zero to Three Press (2006) Washington, D.C. and “Battered Agencies: Supporting Those Who Serve Low-Income Communities,”(2004) WestEd, San Francisco.

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