Candidate, Doctor of Social Sciences, Royal Roads University

Professor of Early Childhood Education,
School of Health Sciences, Humber College, Toronto

I have extensive experience in global and regional programming, policy development and advocacy in early childhood development (including Sustainable Development Goals 4 target on ECD) . I am currently researching how young children develop wonder, wisdom and relationships in a forest and nature program (co-piloted in at Humber College 2016) as well as parent perspectives of their children’s experiences in the forest nature program (article forthcoming).

I am a founding advisory board member of PlayFutures (, an advocacy network on learning through play convened by the Lego Foundation. I am involved in an exploration on using green blue natural spaces and environments to promote learning through play:


  • 2014–present
    Professor , Humber College


  • 1997 
    Ontario Institute of Studies in Education, Masters of Education, Adult Education (Specialization in Comparative, International and Development Education)
  • 1988 
    Ryerson University, Bachelor of Arts, Early Childhood Education