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Marilyn Segal Bio

Marilyn M. Segal, Ph.D.


Dean Emeritus and Acting Associate Dean of the Family and School Center at Nova Southeastern University,    
Ft. Lauderdale, FL

ZERO TO THREE Board Member Emeritus; Member of the Florida Forum of Foundations, Facilitator of the Florida Leadership Summit for Infant Toddler Child Care, former member of the Florida State Coordinating Committee for Early Childhood Services, and Board Member of the Florida Children's Forum.

Contribution to the Field
Dr. Segal has been a tireless advocate for infants and toddlers and is responsible over the years for designing early childhood courses and programs, developing curriculums, and writing textbooks that are used by early childhood practitioners across the country.  Dr. Segal has also written a series of popular books on early development, parenting and play. As Chair Emeritus of the A.L. Mailman Family Foundation, Dr. Segal also has made significant contributions to the field by supporting important research efforts which have helped to improve the lives of young children and their families, and by working to educate and influence the grantmaking of other private foundations on behalf of this population.



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