Victoria Prieto is Co-Director of the Transcultural Innovation Initiative at ZERO TO THREE.
In her role, Ms. Prieto applies her expertise of cultural diversity and knowledge sharing to lead the creation of bilingual resources for national distribution and training of early care and education professionals. Topics include early literacy, school readiness, dual language development, home visiting, cultural competence, and collaborations with diverse families.
From 2006-2015, Victoria served as Sr. Bilingual Writer and Training Specialist with the Early Head Start National Resource Center at ZERO TO THREE. She also chaired the national Birth To Three conference for several years. Her experience encompasses the development of bilingual resource materials for national distribution to practitioners in the field and extensive training of early care and education professionals on topics which include early literacy, school readiness, dual language development, home visiting, cultural competence, and family engagement of diverse populations. Prior to joining ZERO TO THREE, Victoria was a home visitor for a nationally-approved Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting program working with young Latino parents. Early in her career she became an advocate of maintaining our languages and pioneered a dual-language program at the Pre-K and kindergarten levels in Colorado. Ms. Prieto is a Fulbright Scholar and holds a Master’s and Education Specialist degrees in Bilingual Education / Teacher Training from the University of Colorado, Boulder and a Bachelor’s degree in Education from the Instituto Pedagógico Nacional de Mujeres of Lima, Perú.