As the Senior Director of Professional Development and Workforce Innovations (PDWI), Sarah LeMoine advances ZERO TO THREE’s education strategy and coordinates these efforts with international, national, and state partners. PDWI is charged with the exploration of evidence‐based workforce supports designed specifically for infant‐toddler professionals. Sarah has responsibility for PDWI’s strategy, concept development, and oversight of its budgets, staffing, projects, client management, products, and services. Sarah is honored to work with a talented and expert team to explore, evaluate, plan, develop, and deliver innovative learning and support experiences for, and with, the multi‐disciplinary early childhood workforce (early childhood education, infant and early childhood mental health, early identification and intervention, child welfare, and physical health).
Sarah has focused her career on early childhood professional development systems and workforce issues. She holds an MS in leadership and policy with more than 30 years of experience ranging from direct service work to national‐level research and writing, technical assistance and training, policy analysis, advocacy, and leadership. Previously, she directed the National Center on Child Care Professional Development and Workforce Systems Initiatives at ZERO TO THREE, jointly funded by the Administration for Children and Families’ Offices of Head Start and Child Care, and the National Association for the Education of Young Children’s State Workforce Systems Policy; and held leadership and technical assistance positions with the National Child Care Information Center and the Wheelock College Center for Career Development. Sarah is proud to serve/have served on numerous national and international advisory boards and workgroups to advance early childhood professional systems and practice.
She has authored/co‐developed numerous professional development systems publications and tools, including the ZERO TO THREE Critical Competencies for Infant‐Toddler EducatorsTM; Office of Child Care/Office of Head Start’s PD system cost analysis tool and the Strengthening the Workforce toolkit focused on workplace conditions, compensation, and access to PD; chapters in Teachers College Press edited volumes on workforce and PD competencies and system policies and governance; NAEYC/NACCRRA’s Training and TA Glossary; NAEYC’s Policy Blueprint for State PD systems; NCCIC’s simplified PD systems model; and the first national TA paper on cross‐sector PD systems. It has also been her honor to facilitate and present at hundreds of conferences at state, regional, national, and international conferences and meetings.