Mary Elizabeth Picher

Doctoral Candidate at the University of Toronto, University of Toronto

My academic degrees are as follows:

MA in counselling psychology
MEd in developmental psychology and education
PhD in developmental psychology and education with a focus on early learning.

Most of my professional experience has been in the field of infant and children's mental health working as a child and family clinician. In 2010, I founded an early childhood development and parenting company called Wholeplay Family Services, which provides parent-child programming and individual support to families with young children. In November of 2019, I graduated from the University of Toronto after having completed my dissertation on digital documentation technology in Ontario's kindergarten program.

Experience

  • –present
    Founder and Educational Director for Wholeplay Family Services, Inc. Doctoral Candidate at the University of Toronto, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto

Education

  • 2019 
    The University of Toronto, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, PhD candidate in final year. Plan to graduate in June 2019