Fellow in Early Childhood Policykerry.email@example.com
Kerry McCuaig is the Fellow in Early Childhood Policy at the Atkinson Centre at OISE. She is co-author of Early Childhood Education Report 2014 with Emis Akbari, and of Early Years Study 3, Making Decisions, Taking Action with Margaret McCain and the late Fraser Mustard. Kerry has had a long involvement in early childhood policy development including as a founder of Toronto First Duty, a pioneer in the integrated delivery of early childhood programming.
She supports similar integrated ECE service models in Atlantic Canada working with the teams developing unique early learning models. Kerry has authored several publications, including those commissioned by the Senate of Canada, the provinces of British Columbia, the Northwest Territories and New Brunswick, as well as the Toronto Board of Trade, the City of Toronto and several labour, women’s and community organizations.
Kerry is a mother of two daughters and a grandmother to three boys. The youngest starts full day kindergarten this fall.
Professor, School of Early Childhood, George Brown Collegeemis.firstname.lastname@example.org
Emis Akbari is a professor in the School of Early Childhood at George Brown College and with the Atkinson Centre for Society and Child Development at the University of Toronto. She is co-author of the Early Childhood Education Report with Kerry McCuaig.
Emis has an extensive background in development at the neurobiological, hormonal, behavioural, and experiential levels as well expertise in the effects of early adversity on developmental outcomes. She also has a broad range of experience in policy and program evaluation. Emis has authored several publications in these areas. She is the co-founder and president of the Board of Directors of The NayaSophia Foundation, supporting the health and education of underprivileged, orphaned children in Haiti. Emis is a married mother of two.
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