Sarah LeMoine is Director of the Early Childhood Workforce Innovations Department, part of the Business Operations Division, at ZERO TO THREE.
Ms. LeMoine has focused her career on early childhood professional development systems and workforce issues. She holds an MS in leadership and policy with extensive experience of over 25 years ranging from direct service work to national-level research and writing, technical assistance and training, policy analysis, and advocacy. Previously, she directed the National Center for Child Care Professional Development Systems and Workforce Initiatives (PDW Center) at ZERO TO THREE, and the National Association for the Education of Young Children’s (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/co-developed numerous professional development systems publications and tools, including ZERO TO THREE Critical Competencies for Infant-Toddler Educators™; Office of Child Care/Office of Head Start’s professional development system cost analysis tool; chapters in Teachers College Press edited volumes; NAEYC/NACCRRA’s Training and TA Glossary; NAEYC’s Policy Blueprint; NCCIC’s simplified systems model (the tree); and the first national TA paper on cross-sector professional development systems. Her greatest early childhood learning experience and honor is being a mother to her 7-year-old daughter.