Traci Dalton is Director of Training and Technical Assistance Integration at ZERO TO THREE.
Traci Dalton has 24 years’ experience in early childhood education at the local, state, and national levels. She has extensive experience in program leadership and management, cross-sector early childhood systems building, collaboration, and training and technical assistance.
She currently serves as the Director of Training and Technical Assistance Integration where she leads the T/TA efforts of the National Center on Early Childhood Development, Teaching and Learning (NCECDTL) and oversees the center’s efforts with the Office of Head Start (OHS) Integrated Services Team to support capacity building and training and technical assistance needs across twelve ACF Regional Offices of Head Start.
Prior to joining ZERO TO THREE, Traci served children and families in a variety of roles. She began her career providing services to infants and toddlers with disabilities in the Part C Early Intervention system and went on to become a Head Start Education Manager where she provided educational leadership and facilitated professional development of education staff. She served as a Head Start Director where she oversaw all program operations and led collaborative efforts with school districts resulting in statewide recognition as a champion for early childhood collaboration. As Head Start State Collaboration Director in the State of West Virginia, she facilitated statewide early childhood systems building efforts and collaborated with partners at the West Virginia Department of Education to provide leadership to one of the nations leading collaborative Universal Pre-K (UPK) systems resulting in more than 80% of UPK classrooms statewide collaborating with Head Start and child care, along with, the development of numerous state UPK policy changes creating statewide quality improvements.
Traci holds a BA from the University of Charleston and a MA in Leadership Studies and MS in Employee Relations from Marshall University. She is a Certified Pre-K CLASS™ observer and a member of NAEYC. She is a wife and proud stepmother to an active-duty Airman in the United States Airforce.