Kristen has been in every early childhood education position there is, from home visiting to higher education. She is a recognized expert in designing and delivering early childhood PD. In addition to loving toddlers, she loves cows and hopes to own a few someday, which is possible since she lives in Vermont.
Kristen contributes to development of program content and leads the delivery of in-person professional development offerings focused on the ZERO TO THREE Critical Competencies for Infant-Toddler Educators™. Kristen co-facilitates training-of-trainer events, designs and delivers presentations at state, regional, and national early childhood conferences and meetings, and facilitates virtual and in-person community of practice trainings.
Kristen joined ZERO TO THREE in May 2016, after serving as an Early Childhood Education Specialist, under a federal Race to the Top-EC grant, at the RI Department of Education. Kristen has a doctorate in early childhood, family and literacy studies and brings a wide range of additional professional experience focused on young children, early care and education, and ECE professional development. These experiences include positions as an early childhood special education teacher, child care center administrator, higher education faculty member, and Early Head Start Infant Toddler training and technical assistance specialist.