Sarah Roseberry Lytle, PhD, is a ZERO TO THREE Fellow. She is the director of the Outreach and Education division at the Institute for Learning & Brain Sciences (I-LABS) at the University of Washington.
The I-LABS Outreach and Education team communicates the latest science of child development to those who can act on it, including parents, educators, policymakers, and opinion leaders. Under Sarah’s leadership, the Outreach and Education team has launched an online library of free training modules designed to make science accessible to a broad audience. Sarah has personally had the opportunity to communicate science to thousands in the early learning community, including a 2013 briefing for the Seattle City Council and a plenary address to the 2014 Birth To Three conference. Sarah was previously a postdoctoral fellow at I-LABS working under the supervision of Dr. Patricia Kuhl. Before coming to the Institute, she earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology and Spanish from the University of Notre Dame and a doctorate in developmental psychology at Temple University, where she worked with Dr. Kathy Hirsh-Pasek. Both at I-LABS and at Temple, Sarah’s research focused on the role of social cues in infants’ and toddlers’ language learning and on how social interactions might help toddlers learn from screen media.