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

Curiosity has offered Robin new paths time and time again. Robin has been working in service to families and children since 1981. She has worked in a variety of settings ranging from early childhood programs to public schools from kindergarten through middle school, and is committed to excellence in early childhood education. Robin has owned and directed a National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) Accredited early childhood program in Burlington, Vermont for over twenty years.

What Robin would like others to know about her, "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 attract me to Champlain College. Champlain College creates an atmosphere that supports students in discovering and following their passions." Robin has been involved in teaching in Champlain College's undergraduate program for many years and mentors undergraduate students at her early childhood program in Burlington, Vermont.

Robin served on the board for seventeen years in many roles including that of President. She also served on the NAEYC Executive Committee of the Affiliate Council as the regional representative for New England and currently is the Facilitator of the Play Policy and Practice Interest Forum. 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 completed a PhD in Education with a specialization in Early Childhood. Her research is focused on preschool teacher's beliefs about children's play.