Lynette Aytch

Lynette Aytch, PsyD, is the Director of the Leadership Development Institute.

Lynette Aytch

Director, Leadership Development


Lynette Aytch is an early childhood professional committed to the healthy development, care, and education of young children, particularly those living in poverty, children of color, and children with disabilities. She is currently Director of the Leadership Development Institute at ZERO TO THREE. In this role she supports the ZERO TO THREE Fellowship Program and the Academy of ZERO TO THREE Fellows.

Lynette holds a Doctor of Psychology degree from Rutgers University in School Psychology. Prior to ZERO TO THREE, she was Director of Organizational Development at the North Carolina Partnership for Children (NCPC). In her role at NCPC, she provided primary leadership in the design, implementation, and evaluation of an organizational development initiative in collaboration with a diverse team of local, state, and national nonprofit and early childhood leaders. Prior to NCPC, she was Assistant Director of the National Center for Early Development and Learning (NCEDL) at the Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute at UNC-Chapel Hill where she assisted in the management of the day-to-day operations of the National Center and lead an applied research project focused on the quality of early intervention services for infants and toddler with disabilities. Prior to NCEDL, she worked as a School Psychologist in Camden, New Jersey.

In her support of her own leadership, Lynette has participated in several leadership programs including BRIDGES – Leadership for Women in the Academy, Leadership North Carolina, and the William C. Friday Fellowship in Human Relations. Each of these leadership opportunities have been transformational in her own personal and professional leadership and inform her work with other leaders. In her leisure, Lynette enjoys biking, yoga, gardening, and the arts, particularly contemporary dance and theater.