Robin Ploof
Robin Ploof
Affiliated with Education, Master of Education in Early Childhood Education

Robin has had a long and happy relationship with Champlain College. She began teaching early childhood education courses as an adjunct faculty member in the late 1990's and was thrilled to be asked to help develop courses for the graduate program in 2010, and even more thrilled to assume the role of program director in 2013.

Remaining current in the field is important to Robin. That currency helps to ensure the most up-to-date resources, research, and content in program courses. She is an active member in the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) and usually presents at their Annual Conference and Professional Learning Institute. She also holds a leadership role as a Facilitator of NAEYC's Play Policy and Practice Interest Forum. She is an active member of The Association for the Study of Play, a group of play scholars and researchers from across all disciplines from all over the world.

At the local and regional levels, Robin frequently offers workshops, seminars, and keynotes on topics related to early childhood education. In addition to being a sought-after presenter, she has written articles for newsletters and journals and has done a blog post on play for a statewide advocacy group.

Robin can still be found occasionally reading a story or playing at Stepping Stones Children's Center in Burlington, Vermont, where she served as the Founding Director for 25 years. 


"Each time I learn something new, I realize there is so much more left to learn. I have a passion and commitment to lifelong learning; that is one of the many aspects that attracts me to Champlain College. Champlain College creates an atmosphere that supports everyone—students, faculty, and staff alike—in discovering and following their passions."