Meet the Program Director

Robin Ploof, Ph.D.

Robin began her service to families and children in 1981 and has worked in a variety of settings, from early childhood programs to public schools in kindergarten through middle school. For more than 20 years, she’s owned and directed a NAEYC-accredited early childhood program in Burlington, VT, where she mentors undergraduate Education students and gives them an opportunity for fieldwork. She has been teaching at Champlain College since 2010.

A member of the Vermont Association for the Education of Young Children (VAEYC), Robin served on the board for seventeen years in many roles including that ofPresident. Additionally she has been a mentor coach for the Head Start Program and a literacy trainer for the Vermont Council on the Humanities' Never Too Early and Read With Me Programs.

Robin holds a Ph.D. in Education with a specialization in Early Childhood. Her doctoral research focused on preschool teachers’ beliefs about children’s play.

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