Sarah fearlessly leads the PDWI team. She is a thought leader in early childhood professional development committed to innovation, social justice, and a comprehensive PD approach. She is passionate about working across all fields and disciplines, and hopes to be as wise and as empathetic as her tween daughter someday.
As the Senior Director of the Professional Development and Workforce Innovations (PDWI) department, Sarah LeMoine advances ZERO TO THREE’s education strategy and coordinates these efforts with international, national, and state partners. The PDWI department is charged with the exploration of evidence-based workforce supports designed specifically for infant-toddler professionals. Ms. LeMoine has responsibility for the department’s strategy, concept development, and oversight of its budgets, staffing, projects, client management, products, and services. Sarah is honored to work with a talented and expert team to explore, evaluate, plan, develop, and deliver innovative learning and support experiences for, and with, the multi-disciplinary early childhood workforce.
Ms. LeMoine has focused her career on early childhood professional development systems and workforce issues. She has 30 years of extensive experience ranging from direct service work to national-level research and writing, technical assistance and training, policy analysis, and advocacy. Previously, she directed ACF’s PDW Center at ZERO TO THREE, NAEYC’s State Workforce Systems Policy, and held leadership and technical assistance positions with the National Child Care Information Center (NCCIC) and the Wheelock College Center for Career Development.
Ms. LeMoine has authored and co-developed numerous professional development systems publications and tools, including the ZERO TO THREE Critical Competencies for Infant-Toddler Educators™; Office of Child Care/Office of Head Start’s PD system cost analysis tool and the Strengthening the Workforce toolkit focused on workplace conditions, compensation, and access to PD; chapters in Teachers College Press edited volumes on workforce and PD competencies and system policies and governance; NAEYC/NACCRRA’s Training and TA Glossary; NAEYC’s Policy Blueprint for State PD systems; NCCIC’s simplified PD systems model; and the first national TA paper on cross-sector PD systems. She has been honored to facilitate and present at hundreds of conferences at state, regional, national, and international conferences and meetings.
Ms. LeMoine is proud to have gained her greatest early childhood learning experiences by being a mother.
Ms. LeMoine has a BA in Elementary Education and Theatre, and holds an MS in early childhood leadership and policy.