Sarah fearlessly leads our professional development (PD) innovations. She is a thought leader in early childhood PD committed to innovation, social justice, and a comprehensive PD approach. She is passionate about working across early childhood disciplines and removing barriers for the workforce, and hopes to be as wise and as empathetic as her daughter someday.
Ms. LeMoine co-leads ZERO TO THREE’s Professional Innovations Division (PID), as one of its two Senior Directors. PID is dedicated to developing pioneering products and services for the early childhood workforce, across all settings, sectors, and disciplines. Sarah’s role focuses on content and innovation strategy, including PD programs, the LEARN Signature Events, ZERO TO THREE’s Membership Program and Journal, and related 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.
Sarah has centered her career on early childhood professional development systems and workforce issues. She has more than 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 has a BA in Elementary Education and Theatre, and holds an MS in early childhood leadership and policy.