Tamar Jacobson
Chair, Department of Teacher Education Director, Early Childhood Education Program Professor Email: tjacobson@rider.edu
Phone Number: 609-895-5403
Department Name:
Teacher Education
Office Location:
Memorial Hall 102D

Faculty Office Hours

Mailing Address:
2083 Lawrenceville Road, Lawrenceville, NJ 08648
Role: 
Faculty
Title: 
Chair, Department of Teacher Education Director, Early Childhood Education Program Professor
Email: 
tjacobson@rider.edu
Phone Number: 
609-895-5403
Department Name: 
Teacher Education
Mailing Address: 
2083 Lawrenceville Road, Lawrenceville, NJ 08648
Office Location: 
Memorial Hall 102D

Educational Background

  • Ph.D., State University of New York at Buffalo, Buffalo, New York, 2/92-8/97
  • Ed.M., State University of New York at Buffalo, Buffalo, New York, 6/89-2/92
  • BA, State University of New York at Buffalo, Buffalo, New York, 9/88-6/89
  • Validator certification for National Academy of Early Childhood Programs, Division of National Association for the Education of Young Children, 4/95 - 2004
  • Completed two years of a continuing program of studies and practicum in the theory and practice of Family Therapy and Workshop in Divorce Mediation at Barcai Institute, Center for Marital and Family Therapy, Tel Aviv, Israel. Academic Hours achieved: (Theory: 50; Practicum: 200; & Divorce Mediation: 100), 1986-88
  • Pre-1972 Granted Diploma of Early Childhood Education, David Yellin State Hebrew School for Teachers, Bet Hakerem, Jerusalem, Israel. N-6 Teaching License, Ministry of Education, Israel
  • Elementary and Secondary schooling, Zimbabwe (Former Rhodesia)

Professional Experience

  • Professor, Department of Teacher Education, Rider University, New Jersey, September 2013 - present
  • Chair, Department of Teacher Education, & Coordinator, Early Childhood Education. Rider University, New Jersey, July 2008 – present
  • Associate Professor, Department of Teacher Education, Rider University, New Jersey, September 2009 - 2013
  • Assistant Professor II, Department of Teacher Education, Rider University, New Jersey, September 2008 - 2009
  • Assistant Professor I, Department of Teacher Education, Rider University, New Jersey, September 2006 - 2008
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Early Childhood and Special Education, College of Education, West Chester University of Pennsylvania. August 2005 – May, 2006
  • Director, University at Buffalo Child Care Center, State University of New York at Buffalo, March, 1996-2004
  • Validator for National Association for the Education of Young Children, May, 1995-2004
  • Adjunct faculty, State University of New York at Buffalo, Social Science Interdisciplinary Degree Program, 1993-2004
  • Adjunct faculty, Canisius College, Buffalo State College and Erie Community College, 2003-2004
  • Adjunct faculty, State University of New York at Buffalo, Department of Communicative Disorders and Science, 1998-1999
  • Program Coordinator, University at Buffalo Child Care Center, State University of New York at Buffalo, February, 1993-March, 1996
  • Facilitator of Anti-Bias Support Group for Child Care Professionals, Buffalo, New York. January-May, 1995
  • Assistant Director, Early Childhood Research Center, State University of New York at Buffalo, & Instructor and supervisor of Graduate and Undergraduate Early Childhood Practicum & Theory Courses, 1990-1993
  • Clinical Supervisor, Early Childhood Research Center, State University of New York at Buffalo, & Instructor and Supervisor of Undergraduate Practicum & Theory Courses, 1989-1990
  • Lead Teacher, Early Childhood Research Center, State University of New York at Buffalo, 1988-89
  • Sabbatical, Ministry of Education, Tel-Aviv, Israel, 1987-1988
  • Director, experimental kindergarten project emphasizing parent involvement in extended day school program, & supervisor of student teachers, Ministry of Education, Tel-Aviv, Israel, 1985-1988
  • Preschool/Kindergarten teacher including four years experience with underprivileged children, 1978-1985
  • Director, English Language Teaching Library of the British Council, Tel-Aviv, Israel (position emphasized assisting teachers in finding appropriate instructional materials), 1976-1978
  • Substitute teacher for English at junior high school in Ramat Hasharon, Israel, 1975-1976
  • Kindergarten teacher in parochial day school, Manchester, England & managed English Department of Manchester University Bookstore (Haigh & Hochland), 1972- 1973
  • Volunteer work (work camps, English teaching, general social services) among the African community, Bulawayo, Zimbabwe under the auspices of Rhodesian Missionary and Quaker Organization, & Director, Jewish Youth Movement (Habonim) which included training of youth leaders, 1965-69

Academic Experience

  • Undergraduate & graduate courses at Rider University, NJ: Developmental Methods and Assessment in Early Childhood Education; Issues and Challenges in Early Childhood Education; Emergent Literacy P-3; Context of Schooling; Educational Psychology, Freshman Seminar; Student Teaching Seminar. August 2006 - present
  • Undergraduate courses at West Chester University, PA: Preschool Learning Environment; Families and Early Childhood Education; Social Studies and Sciences in Primary Grades. August 2005 – May 2006
  • Instructor of undergraduate course: Applied Child Development, Social Science Interdisciplinary Program, State University of New York at Buffalo, Spring 1993-2004
  • Instructor/ Supervisor of undergraduate interns: Early Childhood Education Practicum, Social Science Interdisciplinary Program & University at Buffalo Child Care Center, State University of New York at Buffalo. Fall 1996-2004
  • Instructor of Graduate Course: Seminar for the Reflective Teacher, Buffalo State College.  Buffalo, New York. Spring 2004
  • Instructor of Undergraduate Course: Practicum in Early Childhood Education, Erie Community College, Buffalo, New York. Spring 2004
  • Instructor of undergraduate course: Child Development, Education Department, Canisius College. Buffalo, New York. Fall 2003
  • Instructor of infant/toddler certificate of completion course, SUNY Empire State College, Spring, 2000
  • Co-Instructor with Chair, Department of Communicative Disorders & Science for graduate course: Language Development Disorders & Inclusion, State University of New York at Buffalo, Fall, 1998
  • Instructor of early childhood Administrative Credential Course, SUNY Empire State College, Fall, 1998
  • Instructor of graduate course: Anti-Bias Curriculum in Early Childhood Programs, Graduate Education Department, State University of New York at Fredonia, Summer, 1995
  • Instructor of graduate course: Multicultural Problems and Issues in Early Childhood Education, Department of Learning & Instruction, State University of New York at Buffalo, State University of New York at Buffalo, Summer, 1991, 1992 & 1993
  • Instructor and Supervisor of Undergraduate Practicum & Theory Courses, Department of Learning & Instruction, State University of New York at Buffalo, State University of New York at Buffalo, 1989-1993

Rider Fellowships

  • Recipient of summer fellowship from Rider University for project: Conversations with Teachers about Early Care and Education: Doing What’s Best for Young Children. June-August, 2012.
  • Recipient of summer fellowship from Rider University for project: A Handbook of Guilt for Parents: Helping Parents Regain Confidence and Develop Healthy relationships with their Children. June-August, 2011.
  • Recipient of summer fellowship from Rider University for project: Teachers and Families: Helping Parents Regain Confidence and Develop Healthy relationships with their Children. June-August, 2010.
  • Recipient of summer fellowship from Rider University for project: Gender Perspectives in Early Childhood. June-August, 2009.
  • Recipient of summer fellowship from Faculty Development Committee, Rider University for project: Maybe We Should Ask the Dolls: Supporting Child Development Using Dolls as a Window to early Childhood Curriculum. June-August, 2008.
  • Recipient of summer fellowship from Faculty Development Committee, Rider University for project: Confronting Our Emotions: What to do When Feelings Affect Interactions with Children. June-August, 2007.

Awards & Honors

  • Author Spotlight, Redleaf Press, Saint Paul, MN. February 2014: http://www.redleafpress.org/assets/clientpages/Tamar-Jacobson-Author-Spotlight.aspx
  • Recipient of the National Association for Early Childhood Teacher Educators (NAECTE) Outstanding Early Childhood Teacher Educator Award. Washington, DC. November 2013.
  • Recipient of Mazzoti Award in Women’s Leadership, Rider University. March 2010.
  • Honored for Years of Dedication and Leadership, to Association for the Education of Young Children of Western New York. Buffalo, New York. June, 2006.
  • Recipient of The Director of the Year Award, National Coalition of Campus Children’s Centers. Washington, DC. Spring, 2003.
  • Recipient of the Dorothy B. Millard Award, The Child Care Coalition of the Niagara Frontier. Buffalo, New York. Fall, 2002.
  • Recipient of Friend of Young Children Award, Cattaraugus-Allegany Association for the Education of Young Children. Olean, New York. Spring, 2001.
  • Nominated for inclusion as a teacher who made a difference in the life of a student in sixth edition of Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers, 2000.
  • Recipient of Mini-Grant for Anti-Bias Support-Supervision Group for Early Educators, New York State Association for the Education of Young Children.  Fall, 1995.
  • Citation for outstanding course performance in political science, State University of New York at Buffalo, January-May, 1989.
  • Dean's list every semester of study at State University of New York at Buffalo.
  • Recipient of prize for excellence in practical work from David Yellin State Hebrew School for Teachers, Jerusalem, Israel, 1972.

Professional Activities

  • Invited to serve as external reviewer of scholarship for Promotion and Tenure Committee. Plymouth State University, Department of Early Childhood Studies. Fall, 2013
  • Invited to be reviewer for Journal of Early Childhood Research. School of Education, University of Sheffield, UK. May, 2011 - present
  • Member, American Educational Research Association, 1998-present
  • Member, National Association of Early Childhood Teacher Educators; National Association for Education of Young Children; 1989-present
  • Invited to Co-Chair Committee on Diversity for School of Education. Rider University. New Jersey. 2010-present
  • Elected to Executive Committee as Secretary for National Association of Early Childhood Teacher Educators (NAECTE). 2010-2012
  • Nominated as Fellow to ChildTrauma Academy Fellows Program by Bruce Perry, M.D., Ph.D. www.ChildTrauma.org - 2006-2013
  • Member, Charles Haynie Scholarship Committee, University at Buffalo, Buffalo New York, 2002-present
  • Member, Proposal Peer Review Team for NAEYC Annual Conference, 2009-2014
  • Member, National Association for the Education of Young Children Consulting Editors Panel, 2007-2010
  • Member, Conference Planning Committee, Delaware Valley Association for the Education of Young Children, 2005-2009
  • Member of Advocacy Committee, National Association of Early Childhood Teacher Educators, 2007-2011
  • Board Member, Delaware Valley Association for the Education of Young Children, 2007-2008
  • Vice President for Membership, New Jersey Association of Early Childhood Teacher Educators, 2007-2009
  • Member, National Coalition for Campus Children’s Centers, 2000-2007
  • Member, Conference Planning Committee, New Jersey Association for Early Childhood Teacher Educators, 2006-2007
  • Member, Advisory Board for the Early Childhood Department, Erie Community College City Campus, Buffalo, New York, 2002-2004
  • Elected to Governing Board, National Coalition for Campus Children’s Centers. Chair, Membership Committee, 2004-2007
  • Corresponding Secretary, Association for the Education of Young Children of Western New York, 2003-2005
  • Past President, Association for the Education of Young Children of Western New York, 2002-2003
  • Co-President, New York State Association for the Education of Young Children, 2002-2003
  • Member of Bruce Perry organizing committee. Collaboration with AEYC of WNY, Success By 6, & Citizens Task Force on Child Abuse and Neglect, 2002-2003.
  • Nominated as candidate, Governing Board, National Association for the Education of Young Children, 2002
  • Appointed to High Performing Inclusive Organization (HPIO) Committee of the Affiliate Council, National Association for the Education of Young Children, 2001-2003
  • Appointed to the Affiliate Council, National Association for the Education of Young Children, 2001-2003
  • Chair, Advisory Committee for Accreditation Mentors, member of Higher Education & Professional Development Committees, Success By Six of Erie County, 1998-2004
  • Vice-President, New York State Association for the Education of Young Children, 2000-2002
  • President, Association for the Education of Young Children of Western New York, 2000-2002
  • Member of the National Association for the Education of Young Children Professional Development Panel, 1998-2002
  • Co-President, Association for the Education of Young Children of Western New York, 1998-2000
  • Chair, Annual Fall Conference Association for the Education of Young Children of Western New York, 1997-1998
  • Co-Chair, Accreditation Committee New York State Association for the Education of Young Children, 1997-1998
  • Regional Coordinator, Western New York New York State Campus Child Care Coalition, 1997-1998
  • Coordinator: Presentation Co-Sponsoring Alfie Kohn, Association for the Education of Young Children of Western New York, University at Buffalo Child Care Center and Park School, November, 1996
  • Coordinator:  Presentation, Lilian Katz, Child Care Association for Greater Buffalo, November 1996
  • Member, International-Intercultural Committee Association for Childhood Education International, 1990-1996
  • Co-Chair, Committee Public Affairs (Action for Children) New York State Association for the Education of Young Children, 1994-96
  • Chair, Staff Development Committee Child Care Association of Greater Buffalo, 1995-96
  • Member, Public Relations Education Committee, & Chair, Presenters for Annual Spring Conference, Child Care Association of Greater Buffalo, 1994-96
  • Co-chair, Annual Fall Conference Association for the Education of Young Children of Western New York, October, 1991, 92 & 94
  • Chair, Conference on Socio-Dramatic Play with Sara Smilansky, sponsored by AEYC of WNY and Early Childhood Research Center, State University of New York at Buffalo, November, 1992
  • Selected for Provisional Board of Directors of Family Resource Coalition, New York (FRCNY), 1991-1992
  • Educational Coordinator, Buffalo/Bahamas Conference at Early Childhood Research Center, State University of New York at Buffalo, Summer, 1990
  • Recording Secretary, Association for the Education of Young Children of Western New York, 1989-1991

Publications

  • Jacobson, T. (March 19, 2014). Silently Watching. Opinion post for Redleaf Press Blog: http://redleafpressblog.org/2014/03/19/guest-post-silently-watching-by-tamar-jacobson-phd/
  • Jacobson, T. (In process). Reflections on Food Fight: Difficult Negotiations in an Early Childhood Center. In Madrid, S., Fernie, D., & Kantor, R. (Eds.), Reframing the Emotional Worlds of Early Childhood Classrooms. New York, NY: Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group.
  • Jacobson, T. (December 23, 2013). For Unto Us ... Opinion post for Redleaf Press Blog: http://redleafpressblog.org/2013/12/23/guest-post-a/ 2.
  • Jacobson, T. (March 28, 2013) Early Education. Opinion post for Redlead Press Blog: http://redleafpresblog.org/2013/03/28/guest-blogger-early-education-by-tamar-jacobson/
  • Jacobson, T. (September 26, 2012). May I Have Your Attention, Please? Opinion post for Redleaf Press Blog: http://redleafpressblog.org/2012/09/26/may-i-have-your-attention-please
  • Jacobson T. (2010). Teacher and family relationships. In Greg Goodman (Ed.)., Educational Psychology: Reader(pp. 403-413). New York, NY: Peter Lang Publishers
  • Jacobson, T. (2010). Introduction: Understanding our gender identity: Connecting the personal with the professional. In Tamar Jacobson (Ed.)., Perspectives on Gender in Early Childhood Education (pp. 1-19). Saint Paul, MN: Redleaf Press.
  • Jacobson, T. (Ed.). (2010). Perspectives on Gender in Early Childhood Education. Saint Paul, MN: Redleaf Press.
  • Jacobson, T. & Falcone, D. (2009). Using dolls to support children’s social-emotional development. Teaching Young Children. Vol. 3, No. 2, pp. 8-10. Washington, DC: NAEYC.
  • Jacobson T. (2008). “Don’t Get So Upset!” Help Young Children Manage Their Feelings by Understanding Your Own. Saint Paul, MN: Redleaf Press.
  • Jacobson T. (2008). Teacher and family relationships. In Greg Goodman (Ed.)., Educational Psychology: Applications of Critical Constructivism (pp. 95-112). New York, NY: Peter Lang Publishers.
  • Jacobson T. (2007). Book Review, Unsmiling Faces: Preschools That Heal. Leslie Koplow, Ed. Teachers College Press. For, Teachers College Record: http://www.tcrecord.org/  Date Published: August 31, 2007 ID Number: 14597, Date Accessed: 8/31/2007
  • Jacobson, T. (2006). What we do matters. In, Bonnie Neugebauer (Ed.)., Beginnings Workshop Book: Child Development (pp. 92-94). Seattle, WA: Child Care Information Exchange.
  • Jacobson, T. (2006). Letter. In Francis A. Rosemond, & Larry Copes (Eds.), Educational Transformations: Changing our Lives Through Mathematics: A Tribute to Stephen Ira Brown (pp.219-221). Bloomington, Indiana: AuthorHouse.
  • Jacobson, T. (2006). Prod and pry from inside out: Ethnography of an anti-bias support-supervision group for teachers of young children. In Francis A. Rosemond, & Larry Copes (Eds.), Educational Transformations: Changing our Lives Through Mathematics: A Tribute to Stephen Ira Brown (pp.347-360). Bloomington, Indiana: AuthorHouse.
  • Jacobson, T. (2003) Confronting Our Discomfort: Clearing the Way For Anti-Bias in Early Childhood. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.
  • Jacobson, T. (2003). Director’s role as education coordinator. In, New Director’s Day Resource Book: A Collection of Materials From the Pre-Conference Session, 2003 (pp. 33-38). Facilitated by D. Carlson. National Coalition for Campus Children’s Centers, Inc. Cedar Falls, IA.
  • Jacobson, T. (2002). Prod and pry from inside out: Ethnography of an anti-bias support-supervision group for teachers of young children. In D. Rothenberg (Ed.), Issues in early childhood education: Curriculum, teacher education, and dissemination of information. Proceedings of the Lilian Katz Symposium. Champaign: University of Illinois, Early Childhood and Parenting Collaborative: http://ecap.crc.uiuc.edu/info/pubs/katzsym/jacobson.pdf
  • Jacobson, T. (1997-04). Monthly column: In & Out of Confidence Newsletter, Association for the Education of Young Children of Western New York
  • Jacobson (Meyer), T. (1999). What we do matters. Child Care Information Exchange, November, #130, pp. 60-62.
  • Fox-Barnett, M. & Meyer, T. (1992). The teacher's playing at my house this week. Young Children, Vol. 47, No. 5, pp. 45-50.
  • Meyer, T.  (1991-95). International-Multicultural Column ACEI Exchange, Childhood Education.
  • Meyer, T.  (1990). Home visits: A child-centered approach to an old concept. Day Care and Early Education, Vol. 17, No. 3, pp. 18-21.

Presentations and Consultations

Over 200 presentations at International, National, State and Regional levels, including keynote speeches, panel presentations, in-service staff development, video conference and conference workshops. Subjects include: environments for infants and toddlers, discipline, developmentally appropriate practice, Anti-Bias Curriculum, parent involvement, CDA Training and preparation for accreditation by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).

Presentations

International Level

  • “When Teachers Face Themselves: Learning What Makes Us Tick Emotionally When We Discipline Young Children.” Panel presentation: Addressing the Teacher as an Individual. World Forum on Early Care and Education, San Juan, Puerto Rico. May 2014
  • “Confronting Our Emotion: Help Young Children Manage Feeling by Understanding Our Own.” Interactive Workshop. 19th Reconceptualising Early Childhood Education Conference 2011: Politics of Care: Sharing Knowledge, Love and Solidarity. University of East London, London. October 2011
  • “Understanding teachers’ emotional experience in the classroom:  particularly as it relates to managing discipline or other uncomfortable interactions with children.” Paper Session: Brain Development Panel, Moderator: David Elkind. World Forum on Early Care and Education, Honolulu, Hawaii. May 2011
  • “Reflective Practice, particularly as it relates to teachers' and caregivers' emotions as they deal with discipline or other uncomfortable emotional interactions with children.” Paper Session: Teacher Education Panel. World Forum on Early Care and Education, Belfast, Ireland. June 2009
  • “Prod and Pry from Inside out: An Ethnography of an Anti-Bias Support-Supervision Group,” The Fifth Warwick International Early Years Conference: Sharing Research in Early Childhood. University of Warwick, Coventry, England. March 2005
  • "Family of Dolls as a Shop Window to your Classroom, "Annual Conference of the Private Home Day Care Association of Ontario.  St. Catherine, Ontario. Fall, 1989
  • "Working with Dolls and Puppets in the Early Childhood Classroom," Seminar Kibbutzim, Tel Aviv, Israel. Fall, 1987

National Level

  • Pre-Conference Day 3-Hour Presentation: “Don’t Get So Upset! Help Young Children Manage Their Feelings By Understanding Your Own.” Annual Conference National Association for the Education of Young Children. Dallas, Texas. Fall, 2014.
  • "When Teachers Face Themselves: Learning What Makes Us Tick Emotionally When We Discipline Young Children." Annual National Institute for Early Childhood Professional Development, NAEYC. Minneapolis, Minnesota. June, 2014.
  • Selected to chair the Roundtable Session, “Reframing the Emotional Life of Children and Adults in Early Childhood Spaces” at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA). Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Spring, 2014. 
  • “Don’t Get So Upset! Help Young Children Manage Their Feelings By Understanding Your Own.” Annual Conference National Association for the Education of Young Children. Washington, DC. Fall, 2013
  • “When Teachers Face Themselves: Learning What Makes Us Tick Emotionally When We Discipline Young Children.” Annual National Institute for Early Childhood Professional Development, NAEYC. San Francisco, California. June, 2013
  • “Don’t Get So Upset! Help Young Children Manage Their Feelings By Understanding Your Own.” Annual Conference National Association for the Education of Young Children. Atlanta, Georgia. Fall, 2012
  • “When Teachers Face Themselves: Learning What Makes Us Tick Emotionally When We Discipline Young Children.” Annual National Institute for Early Childhood Professional Development, NAEYC. Indianapolis, Indiana. June, 2012
  • “Don’t Get So Upset! Help Young Children Manage Their Feelings By Understanding Your Own.” Annual Conference National Association for the Education of Young Children. Orlando, Florida. Fall, 2011
  • “Don’t Get So Upset! Help Young Children Manage Their Feelings By Understanding Your Own.” Annual Conference National Association for the Education of Young Children in collaboration with National Black Child Development Institute. Anaheim, California. Fall, 2010
  • “Using Dolls to Support Children’s Social-Emotional Development.” Annual Conference National Association for the Education of Young Children in collaboration with National Black Child Development Institute. Anaheim, California. Fall, 2010
  • “Writing for Young Children.” Invited on a Panel Presentation to represent the Consulting Editors Panel, NAEYC. Annual Conference National Association for the Education of Young Children. Washington, DC. Fall, 2009
  • “Don’t Get So Upset! Help Young Children Manage Their Feelings By Understanding Your Own.” Annual Conference National Association for the Education of Young Children. Washington, DC. Fall, 2009
  • “Through a Doll’s Eyes: Looking to dolls as a means of supporting curriculum development and empathizing with children.” Panel presentation with Donna Falcone, Sarah Burlingame, and Teresa Mistretta. Annual Conference National Association for the Education of Young Children. Washington DC. Fall, 2009
  • “Don’t Get So Upset! Help Young Children Manage Their Feelings by Understanding Your Own,” Annual Conference National Black Child Development Institute. Atlanta, Georgia. Fall, 2009
  • “Don’t Get So Upset! Help Young Children Manage Their Feelings by Understanding Your Own.” Annual Conference, National Association for Family Child Care. Baltimore, Maryland. June, 2009
  • Selected to be Chair for Early Education and Child Development Paper Session: Teachers in Early Childhood Programs. Annual Meeting American Educational Research Association (AERA). San Diego, California. Spring, 2009
  • “Understanding Teachers’ Emotional Experience in the Classroom: How Anger Affects Their Interactions with Young Children,” in Early Education and Child Development Paper Session: Teachers in Early Childhood Programs. Annual Meeting American Educational Research Association (AERA). San Diego, California. Spring, 2009
  • “Don’t Get So Upset! Help Young Children Manage Their Feelings By Understanding Your Own.” Annual Conference Association for Childhood Education International. Chicago, Illinois. Spring, 2009
  • “Writing for Young Children.” Invited on a Panel Presentation to represent the Consulting Editors Panel, NAEYC. Annual Conference National Association for the Education of Young Children. Dallas, Texas. Fall, 2008
  • “Don’t Get So Upset! Help Young Children Manage Their Feelings By Understanding Your Own.” Annual Conference National Association for the Education of Young Children. Dallas, Texas. Fall, 2008
  • Discussion Leader for the NAECTE/NAEYC Research Symposium, at Annual National Institute for Early Childhood Professional Development, NAEYC, New Orleans, LA. June 2008
  • “Confronting Emotions: What to do When Feelings Affect Interactions with Children,” Presentation for National Association for Early Childhood Teacher Educators at Annual Conference, National Association for the Education of Young Children. Chicago, Illinois. Fall, 2007
  • “Confronting Emotions: What to do When Feelings Affect Interactions with Children,” Reflection and Action Roundtable Session at Annual National Institute for Early Childhood Professional Development, NAEYC. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. June, 2007
  •  “Confronting Our Discomfort: Clearing the Way for Anti-Bias,” Annual Conference National Association for the Education of Young Children. Atlanta, Georgia.  Fall, 2006
  • “Confronting Our Discomfort: Clearing the Way for Anti-Bias,” Annual Conference National Black Child Development Institute. Miami, Florida.  Fall, 2006
  • “Confronting Our Discomfort: Clearing the Way for Anti-Bias,” Annual Conference National Association for the Education of Young Children. Washington, D.C.  Fall, 2005
  • “Dealing With Feelings: Building an Emotion-Sensitive Environment for Teachers of Young Children,” & “Delegating Develops Creativity: A Director Learns to Delegate,” Annual Conference National Coalition for Campus Children’s Centers. Charleston, South Carolina. Spring, 2005
  • “Confronting Our Discomfort: Clearing the Way for Anti-Bias,” Annual Conference National Association for the Education of Young Children. Anaheim, California.  Fall, 2004
  • “Confronting Our Discomfort: Clearing the Way for Anti-Bias in Early Childhood,” Annual Conference National Black Child Development Institute. Los Angeles, California. September 2004
  • “Confronting Our Discomfort: Clearing the Way for Anti-Bias in Early Childhood,” Annual National Institute for Early Childhood Professional Development, NAEYC. Baltimore, Maryland. June 2004
  • “Prod and Pry from Inside out: An Ethnography of an Anti-Bias Support-Supervision Group,” in Early Education and Child Development Paper Session: Early Childhood Teachers’ Perspectives. Annual Meeting American Educational Research Association (AERA). San Diego, California. Spring, 2004
  • “Confronting Our Discomfort: Clearing the Way for Anti-Bias.” Annual Conference Association for Childhood Education International. New Orleans, Louisiana. Spring, 2004
  • “Confronting Our Discomfort: Clearing the Way for Anti-Bias.” Annual Conference National Coalition for Campus Children’s Centers. Seattle, Washington. Spring, 2004
  • “Confronting Our Discomfort: Clearing the Way for Anti-Bias,” Annual Conference National Association for the Education of Young Children. Chicago, Illinois.  Fall, 2003
  • “Confronting Our Discomfort: Changing Teaching Practices.” Annual Conference National Family Child Care Association. Buffalo, New York. July 2003
  • “Managing Diversity in Early Childhood Education: Getting Schools and Communities Ready for Children,” Panel presentation, 12th Annual National Institute for Early Childhood Professional Development, NAEYC. Portland, Oregon. June 15-18, 2003
  • “Director's Role as Education Coordinator,” Preconference Day Session for New Directors. National Coalition for Campus Children’s Centers, Bethesda, Maryland. Spring, 2003
  • “Confronting Our Discomfort: Changing Teaching Practices,” & “In and Out of Confidence: Growing Myself as a Supervisor and Mentor,” Annual Conference National Coalition for Campus Children’s Centers. Bethesda, Maryland. Spring, 2003
  • “Confronting Our Discomfort: Clearing the Way for Anti-Bias,” Annual Conference National Association for the Education of Young Children. New York.  Fall, 2002
  • “The Anti-Bias Curriculum Revisited,” & “In and Out of Confidence: Growing Myself as a Supervisor and Mentor,” Annual Conference National Coalition for Campus Children’s Centers. San Antonio, Texas. Spring, 2002
  • “Anti-Bias Curriculum Revisited,” Annual Conference National Association for the Education of Young Children. Anaheim. Fall, 2001
  • Cluster Presentation: “A Community and an Accreditation Project”. Annual Conference for Professional Development and Leadership Institute, National Association for the Education of Young Children. Washington, D.C. June 2001
  • “The Anti-Bias Curriculum Revisited,” Annual Conference National Coalition for Campus Children’s Centers. New York, NY. Spring, 2001
  • “Prod and Pry from Inside out: An Ethnography of an Anti-Bias Support-Supervision Group for Teachers of Young Children.” Paper presentation at Lilian Katz Symposium: Issues in Early Childhood Education: Curriculum, Teacher Education, and the Dissemination of Information. University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, November 2000.
  • “Combining Personal and Professional Experiences,” Annual Conference National Coalition for Campus Children’s Centers. Chicago, Spring, 2000
  • “Implementing an Inclusion Program at a University Child Care Center: When it Works and When it Doesn’t,” Annual Conference National Association for the Education of Young Children, New Orleans. Fall, 1999
  • "Reflecting on the Biases Within Ourselves: How Our Survival Has Affected the Way We Hear One Another," Annual Conference National Association for the Education of Young Children, Toronto. Fall, 1998
  • "Support Groups for Teachers: A Qualitative Study," Annual Conference, Association for Childhood Education International, New Orleans. Spring, 1994
  • "Support Groups for Teachers: A Qualitative Study," Poster Session for National Association for Early Childhood Teacher Educators at Annual Conference for National Association for the Education of Young Children. Anaheim, California. Fall, 1993
  • "A Center Moves Towards Multi-Age Grouping: What Have We Learned?" Annual Conference, Association for Childhood Education International. Phoenix, Arizona.  Spring, 1993
  • "A Center Moves Towards Multi-Age Grouping: What Have We Learned?" Annual Conference National Association for the Education of Young Children, New Orleans. Fall, 1992
  • Roundtable Presentation on "Israel," Annual Conference of the Association for Childhood Education International, Chicago. Spring, 1992
  • "Family of Dolls as a Window to your Classroom," Annual Conference of the Association for Childhood Education International. San Diego, California. Spring, 1991

State Level

  • “May I Have Your Attention, Please? Complexities and Connections about Attention Giving or Withholding.” Annual Conference, New Jersey Association for the Education of Young Children. Atlantic City, New Jersey. Fall 2013
  • “May I Have Your Attention, Please? Complexities and Connections about Attention Giving or Withholding.” State Conference, Coalition for Infant/Toddler Educators (CITE). New Jersey. Spring 2013
  • “Don’t Get So Upset! Help Young Children Manage Their Feelings By Understanding Your Own.” Annual Conference New Jersey Association for the Education of Young Children. Atlantic City, New Jersey. Fall, 2011
  • “Don’t Get So Upset! Help Young Children Manage Their Feelings By Understanding Your Own.”” State Conference, Coalition for Infant/Toddler Educators (CITE). Somerset, New Jersey. Spring 2011
  • “Don’t Get So Upset! Help Young Children Manage Their Feelings By Understanding Your Own.” Annual Conference New Jersey Association for the Education of Young Children. Atlantic City, New Jersey. Fall, 2010
  • “Using Dolls to Support Children’s Social-Emotional Development.” Annual Conference New Jersey Association for the Education of Young Children. Atlantic City, New Jersey. Fall, 2010
  • Featured Speaker: “Help Young Children Manage Their Feelings By Understanding Your Own,” & “Using Dolls to Support Children’s Social-Emotional Development.” Ohio Early Care and Education Conference. Columbus, Ohio. Spring, 2010
  • “Don’t Get So Upset! Help Young Children Manage Their Feelings By Understanding Your Own.” Annual Conference California Association for the Education of Young Children. Long Beach, California. Spring, 2010
  • “Don’t Get So Upset! Help Young Children Manage Their Feelings By Understanding Your Own.” Annual Conference New Jersey Association for the Education of Young Children. Atlantic City, New Jersey. Fall, 2009
  • “Maybe We Should Ask the Dolls: Supporting Child Development Using Dolls as a Window To Currculum.” Annual Conference New Jersey Association for the Education of Young Children. Atlantic City, New Jersey. Fall, 2009
  • Invited to be Keynote Speaker for the 7th Annual Infant Toddler Conference of Western New York Infant Toddler Resource Network. Western New York, NY. Fall, 2009
  • “Don’t Get So Upset! Help Young Children Manage Their Feelings By Understanding Your Own.”” State Conference, Coalition for Infant/Toddler Educators (CITE). Somerset, New Jersey. Spring 2009
  • “Maybe We Should Ask the Dolls: Supporting Child Development Using Dolls as a Window to Curriculum.” 2008 Early Childhood Education Summit. Co-sponsored by Pennsylvania Child Care Association (PACCA), Pennsylvania Head Start Association (PSHA), Office of Child Development & Early Learning (OCDEL), and Pennsylvania Association of Federal Program Coordinators (PAFPC). State College, Pennsylvania. Fall, 2008
  • “Don’t Get So Upset! Help Young Children Manage Their Feelings By Understanding Your Own.” Annual Conference New Jersey Association for the Education of Young Children. Atlantic City, New Jersey. Fall, 2008
  • “Responding to Challenging Behaviors.” Annual Conference New Jersey Association for the Education of Young Children. Atlantic City, New Jersey. Fall, 2007
  • “Just Say No! Toddlers: Terrible Two’s or Freedom Fighters?” State Conference, Coalition for Infant/Toddler Educators (CITE). East Brunswick, New Jersey. Spring 2007
  • “What do I do? What do I say? Responding to Challenging Behaviors,” & “Confronting Our Discomfort: Clearing the Way for Anti-Bias in Early Childhood.” Annual Conference New Jersey Association for the Education of Young Children. Atlantic City, New Jersey. Fall, 2006
  • “Dealing With Feelings: Building an Emotion-Sensitive Environment for Teachers of Young Children.” Annual Conference New York State Association for the Education of Young Children. Rochester, New York. Spring, 2005
  • “Confronting Our Discomfort: Clearing the Way for Anti-Bias in Early Childhood,” Keynote address. Head Start Education Services Institute. Columbus, Ohio. Fall, 2004
  • “Confronting Our Discomfort: Clearing the Way for Anti-Bias,” Keynote address and break-out session. Annual Conference Southern Arizona Association for the Education of Young Children. Tucson, Arizona. Fall, 2004
  • “Confronting Our Discomfort: Clearing the Way for Anti-Bias.” Annual Conference New York State Association for the Education of Young Children. New York, New York. Spring, 2004
  • “Confronting Our Discomfort: Clearing the Way for Anti-Bias.” Annual Conference California Association for the Education of Young Children. San Diego, California. Spring, 2004
  • “Professional Development: The Cutting Edge,” Leadership for Life: Pre-Conference Day, Pittsburgh Association for the Education of Young Children. The University Club, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Fall, 2003
  • Featured Presentation: “Confronting Our discomfort: Clearing the Way for Anti-Bias.” New York State ACCESS to American Associate Degree Early Childhood Educators Meeting. Tompkins County Community College, Cortland, New York. Fall, 2002.
  • “Universal Pre-K: Developmentally Appropriate Practice It’s the Only Way” Annual Conference New York State Association for the Education of Young Children. Buffalo, New York. Spring, 2002
  • “Confronting Our Discomfort: Reflections on Bias.” Annual Conference California Association for the Education of Young Children. Long Beach, California. Spring, 2002
  • “Delegating Develops Creativity: A Director Learns to Delegate,” Annual Conference of SUNY Campus Child Care. Buffalo, NY. May 2001
  • Featured Speaker: “Anti-Bias Curriculum Revisited,” & Panel Presentation: “A Community and an Accreditation Project”. Annual Conference New York State Association for the Education of Young Children. Syracuse, New York. Spring, 2001
  • "Children Learn What They Live" & “A Presentation for Early Childhood Administrators & Supervisors: How to Grow Teachers,” Annual Conference of the New York State Association for the Education of Young Children. Rochester, New York. Spring, 1999
  • Panel Presentation: “Inclusion in Early Childhood Programs,” Videoconference for Early Educators of New York State. State University of New York Early Childhood Education Training Program. Albany, New York. Spring, 1998
  • Panel Presentation: “Implementing Inclusion at a University Child Care Center” & "Children Learn What They Live," Annual Conference of the New York State Association for the Education of Young Children. Saratoga Springs, New York. Spring, 1998
  • Panel Presentation: “Multicultural Early Childhood Programming,” Videoconference for Early Educators of New York State. State University of New York Early Childhood Education Training Program. Albany, New York. Fall, 1997
  • "Children Learn What They Live," Annual Conference of the New York State Association for the Education of Young Children. Binghamton, New York. Spring, 1997
  • Panel Presentation: “Implementing Inclusion at a University Child Care Center,” 5th Annual Conference: Inclusive Schools and Communities For Children and Youth. The University of the State of New York State Education Department.  Albany, New York. Spring, 1997
  • "Developmentally Appropriate Environments for Infants," Annual Conference SUNY Campus Child Care. Binghamton, New York. June 1996
  • "Beyond the Theory: A Play Centered Curriculum" & "The Challenges of Implementing an Anti-Bias Curriculum," Annual Conference of the New York State Association for the Education of Young Children. Buffalo, New York. Spring, 1996
  • "Implementing an Anti-Bias Curriculum," Annual Conference SUNY Campus Child Care. Lake George, New York. June 1995
  • "Support Groups for Teachers," Annual Conference of the New York State Association for the Education of Young Children. Syracuse, New York. Spring, 1994
  • "Beyond the Theory: A Play Centered Curriculum" & "Emotional Support Groups for Teachers," Annual Conference of the New York State Association for the Education of Young Children.  Lake Placid, New York. Spring, 1993
  • "Supporting Socio-Dramatic Play: Teaching With a Family of Dolls," Annual Meeting of the New York State Council for Children. Rochester, New York. Spring, 1992
  • "Family of Dolls as a Window to your Classroom,” Annual Meeting of the New York State Council for Children. Uniondale, New York. Spring, 1991
  • "Family of Dolls as a Window to your Classroom," Annual Meeting of the New York State Council for Children. Binghamton, New York. Spring, 1990
  • "Teacher Education and Self Awareness: I'm OK, You're OK!"  Annual Conference of the New York State Council for Children. Binghamton, New York. Spring, 1990
  • "Child -Centered Home Visit,” Annual Conference of the New York State Council for Children. Westchester, New York. Spring, 1989

Regional Level

  • Keynote Speaker: “Don’t Get So Upset! Help Young Children Manage Their Feelings by Understanding Your Own.” Early Childhood Mental Health Consultants (ECMHC) Conference. South East Regional Key. Broomall, Pennsylvania. April, 2014.
  • Featured Speaker: “Don’t Get So Upset! Help Young Children Manage Their Feelings by Understanding Your Own.” Bank Street College of Education. 27th Infancy Institute - 2014. Bank Street, New York. June, 2014.
  • Member of Panel, & presenter of: “Don’t Get So Upset! Help Young Children Manage Their Feelings by Understanding Your Own.” At New Jersey Association of Independent Schools (NJAIS) Educators Symposium: Provocative Pedagogy: Applying the Reggio Emilia Approach in American Schools at Princeton Junior School, Lawrenceville, New Jersey. November, 2013.
  • Featured Speaker: "Don't Get So Upset! Help Young Children Manage Their Feelings by Understanding Your Own." & "Using Dolls to Support Social-Emotional Development." Eastern Keys Regional Conference.  Lancaster, Pennsylvania.  April, 2013.
  • Featured speaker: “May I Have Your Attention, Please? Complexities and Connections about Attention Giving or Withholding.” Annual Conference Delaware Valley Association for the Education of Young Children. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Spring 2013
  • Keynote speaker, and workshop session facilitator: “Don’t Get So Upset! Help Young Children Manage Their Feelings by Understanding Your Own.” & “Confronting Our Discomfort: Clearing the Way For Anti-Bias in Early Childhood,” Child Care and Resource Referral Winter Conference. East Central University. Ada, Oklahoma. Spring 2013
  • Featured speaker: “Don’t Get So Upset! Help Young Children Manage Their Feelings by Understanding Your Own.” & “Confronting Our Discomfort: Clearing the Way For Anti-Bias in Early Childhood,” Annual Conference Delaware Valley Association for the Education of Young Children. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Spring 2011
  • Invited to be Keynote Speaker for the Early Care and Education 2010 Fall Training: “An Evening With Tamar Jacobson.” “Don’t Get So Upset! Help Young Children Manage Their Feelings by Understanding Your Own.” Sponsored by the SRCCRC/EIRC. Cape May, New Jersey. Fall, 2010
  • Invited to be Keynote Speaker for the 12th Annual Early Care and Education Conference of the SRCCRC/EIRC. Swedesboro, New Jersey. Fall, 2009
  • “Don’t Get So Upset! Help Young Children Manage Their Feelings by Understanding Your Own.” 3rd Annual Citywide Infant Toddler Conference. Borough of Manhattan Community College. New York City, New York. July 2009
  • “Don’t Get So Upset! Help Young Children Manage Their Feelings by Understanding Your Own.”Annual Conference Delaware Valley Association for the Education of Young Children. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Spring 2009
  • Featured Speaker: “Don’t Get So Upset! Help Young Children Manage Their Feelings by Understanding Your Own.”Annual Conference Delaware Valley Association for the Education of Young Children. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Spring 2008
  • “Anti-Bias Curriculum: Looking Back and Thinking Forward.” Annual Conference Delaware Valley Association for the Education of Young Children. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Spring 2007
  • “Confronting Our Discomfort: Clearing the Way For Anti-Bias in Early Childhood,” & “What do I Say, What Do I Do? Responding to Challenging Behaviors.” Annual Conference Delaware Valley Association for the Education of Young Children. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Spring 2006
  • “Confronting Our Discomfort: Clearing the Way For Anti-Bias in Early Childhood,” Featured speaker, Lunchtime Lecture, Diversity Lecture Series sponsored by Office of Social Equity, West Chester University, West Chester, Pennsylvania. Spring 2006
  • “Confronting Our Discomfort: Clearing the Way For Anti-Bias in Early Childhood,” Presented at Civility Day. West Chester University, West Chester, Pennsylvania. Spring 2006
  • “Confronting Our Discomfort: Clearing the Way For Anti-Bias,” Featured Speaker, Cosponsors: Human Services Department and Teaching Center, Onondaga Community College, Syracuse, New York. Spring 2005
  • “Confronting Our Discomfort: Clearing the Way For Anti-Bias,” & “Children Learn What They Live,” Featured Speaker, 22nd Annual Huntington Area Early Childhood Conference, Huntington, West Virginia. Spring 2004
  • “Confronting Our Discomfort: Clearing the Way for Anti-Bias,” Key note address; & “Avoiding Bias Through Thoughtful Language,” Presentation. 4th Annual “Start Seeing Diversity Conference.” San Antonio, Texas. Spring 2004
  • “Confronting Our Discomfort: Clearing the Way For Anti-Bias,” Featured Speaker, Diversity Summit. State University of New York at Fredonia, Fredonia, New York. Spring, 2004
  • “What Do I Say? What Do I Do? How Do I Do It? Responding to Difficult Behavior at Home and in the Classroom,” Annual Conference, Association for the Education of Young Children of Western New York. Buffalo, New York. Spring, 2004
  • “Confronting Our Discomfort: Clearing the Way For Anti-Bias,” Featured Speaker, 14th Annual Conference, Chautauqua County Association for the Education of Young Children. State University of New York at Fredonia, Fredonia, New York. Fall, 2003
  • “In and Out of Confidence,” Keynote, & “Confronting Our Discomfort: Clearing the Way for Anti-Bias,” presentation for Niagara County Day Care Association. Niagara County Community College, May 2003
  • “What Do I Say? What Do I Do? How Do I Do It? Responding to Difficult Behavior at Home and in the Classroom,” Guest Speaker for Month of the Young Child, Chautauqua County Association for the Education of Young Children. Fredonia, New York. Spring, 2003
  • “Avoiding Bias Through Thoughtful Language,” Fall Mini-Conference. Association for the Education of Young Children of Western New York. Buffalo, New York. Fall, 2002
  • Keynote Presentation: “Confronting the Discomfort: Reflections on Bias.” Rochester Association for the Education of Young Children. Rochester, New York. Spring, 2002
  • “Universal Pre-K: Developmentally Appropriate Practice It’s the Only Way” Annual Conference Association for the Education of Young Children of Western New York. Buffalo, New York. Fall, 2001
  • Featured Speaker: “Anti-Bias Curriculum Revisited,” Annual Conference Rochester Association for the Education of Young Children. Rochester, New York. Fall, 2001
  • Featured Speaker: “Anti-Bias Curriculum Revisited,” Annual Conference Association for the Education of Young Children of Western New York. Buffalo, New York. Fall, 2000
  • Keynote speech: “What We Do Matters,” Niagara County Child Care Association Conference. Niagara Community College. Niagara, New York. Spring, 2000
  • “Anti Bias Curriculum and Holidays: Revisited,” Annual Conference Association for the Education of Young Children of Western New York. Buffalo, New York. Fall, 1998
  • “Children Learn What They Live,” Annual Conference Child Care Association of Greater Buffalo. Buffalo, New York. Spring, 1998
  • Panel Presentation: Professional Development Symposium: “Linking Hands for Early Childhood Education,” Supported by Early Childhood Organizations of Western New York, Daemen College. Buffalo, New York. Spring, 1998
  • “Using Creative Dramatics, Play Therapy and a Family of Dolls to Reduce the Effects of Violence on Children," Head Start Annual Conference. Buffalo, New York. Fall, 1997
  • “Children Learn What They Live,” Annual Conference Association for the Education of Young Children of Western New York. Buffalo, New York. Fall, 1997
  • “Using Creative Dramatics, Play Therapy and a Family of Dolls to Reduce the Effects of Violence on Children” & “Caring For Young Children in a Violent World,” Sponsored by Cicatelli Associates Inc., Training Center for Early Childhood & Family. Syracuse, New York. Fall, 1996 & 1997
  • “Confronting the Biases Within Ourselves,” Family Child Care Association. Buffalo, New York. Spring 1997
  • Keynote Address: “Parents Make the Difference,” Conference for parents of young children. Sponsored by the Southern Tier Parent Coalition. Olean, New York. Fall, 1997
  • “Confronting the Biases Within Ourselves,” Annual International Student Conference, International Student Organization, SUNY at Buffalo. Spring, 1996
  • "Celebrating Holidays and the ABC Curriculum" & "Beyond the Language Barrier: Working with Bilingual Families," Annual Conference Child Care Association of Greater Buffalo, New York. Spring, 1996
  • "Emotional Development for Teachers or Children: Who Comes First?"  Head Start Annual Conference. Buffalo, New York. Fall, 1995
  • "The Challenge of Implementing an Anti-Bias Curriculum," Head Start Supervisor Conference. Buffalo, New York. Fall, 1995
  • "Valuing Diversity," Community Action Corps Conference. Batavia, New York. June 1995
  • "Rules Versus Setting Limits" and "Mealtimes with Children: A Family Affair," Annual Conference, Day Care Association. Buffalo, New York. Spring, 1995
  • "Rules Versus Setting Limits,” Annual Conference Chautauqua County Association for the Education of Young Children. Jamestown, New York. Spring, 1995
  • “Emotional Development for Children or Teachers: Who Comes First?” & “Promoting Developmentally Appropriate Practices Through Play Centers,” Presentations at the Annual Meeting of Association for Education of Young Children of Western New York.  Buffalo, New York. Fall, 1994
  • Full Day Workshop:  “Play Therapy in the Early Childhood Classroom” & “Anti-Bias Curriculum,” Annual Conference, Head Start. Buffalo, New York. Fall, 1994
  • "Children Live What They Learn," Annual Conference Day Care Association of Erie County. Buffalo, New York. Spring, 1994
  • "What do We Mean by Anti Bias?" Annual Meeting of Chautauqua Association for Education of Young Children. Fredonia, New York. Fall, 1993
  • "What do We Mean by Anti Bias?" Annual Meeting of Association for Education of Young Children of Western New York.  Buffalo, New York. Fall, 1993
  • "Supporting Socio-Dramatic Play with a Family of Dolls," The Broome County Child Development Council, Inc., Child Care Conference. Binghamton, New York. Spring, 1993
  • "Anti Bias Within Ourselves," Annual Conference Day Care Association of Erie County. Buffalo, New York. Spring, 1993
  • "What do We Mean by Anti Bias?" Annual Meeting of Chautauqua Association for Education of Young Children. Fredonia, New York. Fall, 1992
  • Guest Speaker for Cattaraugus-Allegheny Association for the Education of Young Children: “Developmentally Appropriate Practices” & “Curriculum and the Use of Dolls.” Olean, New York. Spring, 1992
  • Guest Speaker:  "Curriculum with the use of Dolls," State University of New York at Fredonia, New York. November 1991
  • Guest Speaker:  "Curriculum with the use of Dolls," Annual Open House, Chautauqua Association for the Education of Young Children. Jamestown, New York. November 1991
  • "Family of Dolls as a Window to your Classroom," Annual Meeting of Association for Education of Young Children of Western New York. Buffalo, New York. Fall, 1991
  • "Anti Bias or Multicultural Education?" & "Parents as Partners," Annual Meeting of Chautauqua Association for Education of Young Children. Fredonia, New York. Fall, 1991
  • "Setting Limits, or, Boy Do I feel Guilty!" Parents as Partners: Bilingual Conference. Buffalo, New York May, 1991
  • "A Family of Dolls as a Window to your Classroom," Annual Meeting of Chautauqua Association for the Education of Young Children. Fredonia, New York. Fall, 1990
  • "A Family of Dolls as a Window to your Classroom," Annual Meeting of the Early Childhood Education Council of Western New York. Buffalo, New York. Fall, 1989
  • "Child-Centered Home Visits,” Annual Meeting of the Early Childhood Education Council of Western New York. Buffalo, New York. Fall, 1989
  • "Early Childhood Education in Israel,” Annual Meeting of the Early Childhood Education Council of Western New York. Buffalo, New York. Fall, 1988

Community Services & Consultations

  • Convocation Address & Brown Bag Lunch Panel Session: “Diversity and Early Childhood,” State University of New York College at Fredonia. Fredonia, NY. Spring 2014
  • Staff Development Day full day workshop: “Don’t Get So Upset! Help Young Children Manage Your Feelings by Understanding Your Own,” & “Confronting Our Discomfort: Clearing the Way for Anti-Bias in Early Childhood.” Ithaca Community Child Care Center. Ithaca, New York. October, 2013
  • Member of Panel Presentation: "Social Media and Academic Work: Scholarship, Community, and Identity." Faculty Development Day.  Rider University, New Jersey.  May, 2013
  • Staff development workshop presentation: “NAEYC Accreditation.” Princeton YMCA Child Development Center. Princeton, New Jersey. February, 2013
  • Facilitating discussion: Staff development luncheon, Princeton Junior School: “Learning to Walk Before we Fly: The Reggio Emilia Approach as a Challenge for Early Childhood Teachers.” Princeton, New Jersey. January 2013
  • Featured Speaker at half-day workshop for teaching community of UNOW Preschool in Princeton: “Don’t Get So Upset! Help Young Children Manage Their Feelings by Understanding Your Own.” Princeton, New Jersey. August, 2012.
  • “Don’t Get So Upset! Help Young Children Manage Their Feelings by Understanding Your Own.” Workshop for Rider University School of Education Summer Institute for 21st Century Educators. July, 2012
  • Featured Speaker at full day workshop for teaching community of Early Childhood Department of Rockwood School District: “Confronting Our Discomfort: Clearing the Way for Anti-Bias in Early Childhood.” Chesterfield, Missouri. September 2011
  • “Using Dolls to Support Children’s Social-Emotional Development.” Presentation at Teachers’ Leadership Institute, Rider University, Lawrenceville, New Jersey. June 2011
  • Featured Speaker at full day workshop for staff of Children’s Village Care Center: “Don’t Get So Upset! Help Young Children Manage Their Feelings by Understanding Your Own.” Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. September, 2010
  • Featured Speaker at full day workshop for staff and community of University City Child Care Center: “Don’t Get So Upset! Help Young Children Manage Their Feelings by Understanding Your Own.” University City, Saint Louis Missouri. May 2010
  • Professional Development Day for Elwyn Organization, Pennsylvania: Special Education for Early Developmental Success (SEEDS) Program: “Don’t Get So Upset! Help Young Children Manage Their Feelings by Understanding Your Own.” Media, Pennsylvania. April, 2010
  • Featured Speaker at evening program: “Don’t Get So Upset! Help Young Children Manage Their Feelings by Understanding Your Own.” Crossroads Nursery School, Princeton, New Jersey. May, 2009
  • Reviewer for Merrill/Pearson Publisher. April, 2009
  • Confronting Our Discomfort: Clearing the Way For Professional Interactions in Early Childhood Classrooms. Rider University Faculty Lecture Series. Supported by the Offices of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, the Dean and Assistant Dean of the College of Liberal Arts, Education and Sciences. Rider University, Lawrenceville, New Jersey. March 2009
  • Professional Development Day for Elwyn Organization, Pennsylvania: Special Education for Early Developmental Success (SEEDS) Program: “Don’t Get So Upset! Help Young Children Manage Their Feelings by Understanding Your Own.” Media, Pennsylvania. February, 2009
  • Staff Development Day for teaching and administrative staff: “Teacher and family relationships.” University at Buffalo Child Care Center, University at Buffalo, Buffalo, New York. August, 2008
  • Reviewer for Redleaf Press, St. Paul, Minnesota. May, 2008
  • Featured Speaker at evening program: “Discipline and Behavioral Strategies for Parents.” Pennington Presbyterian Nursery School, Pennington, New Jersey. May, 2008
  • Speaker at Center for Innovative Instruction: “Blogging.” Rider University, Lawrenceville, New Jersey. April 2008
  • Staff Development Day for teaching and administrative staff: “Confronting Our Discomfort-In and Out of Confidence.” Stony Brook Child Care Services, Inc. Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, New York. March, 2008
  • Convocation Address: “Origins of the Future,” & “Brown Bag Lunch Panel Session: Diversity and Early Childhood,” State University of New York College at Fredonia. Fredonia, NY. Spring 2007
  • Staff Development for Martin House Learning Center Preschool Program. A series of monthly staff development trainings including appropriate practice, discipline, literacy and creativity. Martin House Learning Center, Trenton, New Jersey. Spring, 2007
  • Consultant for Stuart Country Day School, Early Childhood Program. Reorganization of teachers and setting up Junior Pre-K. Stuart Country Day School, Princeton, New Jersey. 2006-2007
  • “Confronting our Discomfort: Clearing the Way for Anti-Bias.” Guest speaker and question and answer session with undergraduate students. Clarion University, Clarion Pennsylvania. Fall 2006
  • “Holidays: To Celebrate or Not,” Staff Development Training, Child Development Center Onondaga Community College, Syracuse, New York. Spring 2005
  • Keynote Address: “Providing Developmentally Appropriate Practices While Achieving the New York State Academic Standards.” Professional Development “Let Us Begin With Awareness,” sponsored by Chautauqua County Teacher Center and Governing Council State University of New York at Fredonia. Fredonia, New York. June 2004.
  • Consultant for Early Childhood Department, Program Review, Erie Community College, Buffalo, New York. Spring, 2004.
  • “Confronting Our Discomfort: Clearing the Way,” Staff Development Day, Elmwood Franklin School. Buffalo, New York. Spring 2004.
  • “Supporting a Caring Community of Learners Using Anti-Bias Strategies,” Director Training: “Developmentally Appropriate Practices for Leaders.” Success By 6, United Way of Buffalo and Erie County. Buffalo, New York. Fall 2003.
  • “An Evening with Tamar Jacobson, author of Confronting Our Discomfort,” Staff Development at the University Child Development Center, University of Pittsburgh, Institute for Excellence in Early Childhood Education, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Fall, 2003
  • Keynote Speaker for Commencement Recognition Ceremony, Social Science Interdisciplinary Degree Program, University at Buffalo, Buffalo, New York. May 2003
  • “The Anti-Bias Curriculum Revisited: Looking Back and Thinking Forward.” Staff development training for UAW-Ford FSLC Community Child Care Network. Buffalo, New York. May 2003
  • “Confronting Our Discomfort: Clearing the Way For Anti-Bias,” Guest Speaker for School of Social Work, “Diversity and Oppression,” Graduate Classes. State University of New York at Buffalo, Buffalo, New York. Spring, 2003
  • “Developmentally Appropriate Practices” Guest Speaker for child development class, Erie Community College, City Campus. Buffalo, New York. Fall, 2002
  • “Implementing an Anti-Bias Curriculum” Guest Speaker for child development class, Erie Community College, City Campus. Buffalo, New York. Spring, 2002
  • “Implementing an Anti-Bias Curriculum” Guest Speaker for child development class, Canisius College. Buffalo, New York. Spring, 2002
  • “Universal Pre-K: Developmentally Appropriate Practice It’s the Only Way” Guest Speaker for child development class, Erie Community College, City Campus. Buffalo, New York. Fall, 2001
  • “A Bulletin Board Comes to life: Tableau of Dolls as a Window to Curriculum,” Education Retreat, CAO Bethel Head Start. Buffalo, New York. Fall, 2001
  • “National Association for the Education of Young Children: Restructuring and Strategic Planning,” Guest Speaker for Cattaraugus-Allegany Association for the Education of Young Children, annual dinner meeting. Olean, NY. Spring, 2001
  • “Anti-Bias Curriculum Revisited,” Staff Development Training, Child Care Network. Buffalo, NY. Spring, 2001
  • Staff Development Day: “Implementing an Anti-Bias Curriculum in Your Classroom.” HSBC Family Center, Buffalo, NY. Spring, 2001
  • “Anti-Bias Curriculum Revisited,” Child Care Coalition, In-Service Training for Child Care and Family Child Care Teaching Staff. Buffalo, New York. Fall, 2000
  • Parent Meeting: “What Does it Mean – Being Ready for Kindergarten?” Hamburg Nursery School. Hamburg, NY. Spring 2001
  • Chair of Search Committee for Accreditation Mentor: Success By Six, United Way. Buffalo, New York. July 2000-2001.
  • Consultant for Accreditation by National Academy for Early Childhood Programs (A division of the National Association for the Education of Young Children [NAEYC]): Roswell Park Child Care Center. Buffalo, New York. 1999-2000
  • Supervisors in-service: Discussion about Bias. Bethel Head Start, Buffalo, New York. December, 1998 & February 1999
  • Staff In-Service Training Day: “Children learn What They Live,” Head Start, Niagara County, Niagara Community College. New York. Fall, 1998 & spring, 1999
  • Consultant for improving quality of care and education at Preschool Program, YWCA of Niagara, Lockport.  New York. July-September, 1998
  • Staff In-Service Training: “Working through Discomfort Situations with a Family of Dolls.” Gateway Therapeutic Preschool Program. Bowmansville, New York.  July 1998
  • Staff Development Day: “Children Learn What They Live,” Family Child Care Association. Buffalo, New York. Fall, 1997
  • “Children Hear and See: Early Educators as Role Models for Young Children,” Staff Development Day, Cattaraugus County. Olean, New York. Fall, 1997
  • “Interactions and Environments with Infants and Toddlers,” In-Service Staff Development. Olean, New York. Spring, 1997
  • “Parents and Teachers Working Together: Preparation for Accreditation,” Staff and Parent Meeting, Hamburg Children’s Center. Hamburg, New York. Fall, 1996
  • Seminar for Teachers: “Primary Grade Classroom Environments,” Sweet Home Teacher Center, Sweet Home School District. Buffalo, New York. October 1996
  • Teacher Orientation In-Service Day: “Confronting the Bias Within Ourselves,” Fredonia High School. Fredonia, New York. Summer, 1996
  • Seminar for Teachers: “Primary Grade Classroom Environments,” Kenton Teacher Center, Kenton School District. Buffalo, New York. Summer 1996
  • In-Service Staff Development: “Arranging an Early Childhood Environment,” Head Start, Buffalo, New York. Summer, 1996
  • In-Service Staff Development: “Home Visits: A Child Sensitive Approach,” Head Start Cattaraugus County. Olean, New York. Summer, 1996
  • In-Service Staff Development: “Celebrating Holidays and the Anti-Bias Curriculum,” Buffalo State College Child Care Center. Buffalo, New York.  Summer, 1996
  • In-Service Staff Development: “Supporting Socio-Dramatic Play with Dolls,” Heritage Centers. Buffalo, New York. Spring, 1996
  • In-Service Staff Development:  “Activity Centers and the Early Childhood Environment,” Hamburg Children’s Center. Hamburg, New York.  Spring, 1996
  • In-Service Staff Development: "Rules Vs. Limits: Discipline or Education for Democracy," Cattaraugus-Allegheny Teachers Resource Center, Even Start Program of Cattaraugus-Allegheny-Erie-Wyoming BOCES, & Head Start Project of Cattaraugus and Wyoming Counties. Olean, New York.  Spring, 1996
  • Consultant for Accreditation by National Academy for Early Childhood Programs (a division of NAEYC), Head Start, Salamanca & Cattaraugus. New York. January 1995 & 1996
  • “Parents and Teachers Working Together: Communication and Cooperation,” Staff and Parent Meeting, Amherst Community Child Care Center. Buffalo, New York. Fall, 1995
  • Staff In-Service Training: “Implementing An Anti-Bias -Curriculum” & “Emotional Development for Children or Teachers: Who Comes First?” Bethel Head Start. Buffalo, New York. Fall, 1995
  • Staff In-Service Training:  “Implementing An Anti-Bias-Curriculum” & “Rules Vs. Setting Limits,” Courtyard Child Development Center. Buffalo, New York. Fall, 1995
  • Staff Two Day In-Service Training: “Anti-Bias -Curriculum” & “Celebrating Holidays,” Gateway Preschool Program. Buffalo, New York.  Fall, 1995
  • Presentation:  “Anti-Bias-Curriculum” & “Celebrating Holidays,” East Aurora Nursery, Inc. East Aurora, New York. Spring, 1995
  • Consultant for Accreditation by National Academy for Early Childhood Programs (a division of NAEYC), Jamestown Community College Child Care Center. Jamestown, New York. March 1995
  • Invited to participate Erie 1 BOCES New York State Funded Pre-K Early Childhood, Community Coordination Committee. Lancaster, New York, 1991-1993 & 1994-95
  • Guest Speaker for class on Human Services: “Introduction to Early Childhood Education,” State University of New York at Buffalo. Each semester, 1994 - 1997
  • “The Challenge of Implementing an Anti-Bias Curriculum,” In-Service Training Chautauqua Child Care Council. Jamestown, New York. December 1994
  • “Implementing an Anti-Bias Curriculum,” In-Service Training Day Care Association. Buffalo, New York. November 1994
  • “Working with Dolls, Children, and Dramatic Play,” Annual Early Childhood Teachers Enrichment Evening, Jewish Community Center.  Buffalo, New York. Fall, 1994
  • Guest Speaker at Child Development Associate, Staff Development Training:  “Implementing an Anti-Bias Curriculum,” Head Start. Buffalo, New York. Spring 1994
  • Guest Speaker for Parent Education Program:  “Value of Play.” Olean, New York.  Spring, 1994
  • Guest Speaker for class on Child Mental Health:  “Emotional Development for Young Children,” State University of New York at Buffalo. Fall, 1993
  • Guest Speaker for early childhood class:  “Supporting Socio-Dramatic Play,” Erie Community College City Campus. Fall, 1992/ Spring & Fall, 1993
  • Parent Workshop:  "Setting Limits For the Young Child," University at Buffalo Child Care Center. State University of New York at Buffalo. April 1993
  • Invited to interview student teacher candidates for Buffalo Research Institute on Education for Teaching (BRIET), State University of New York at Buffalo. Spring, 1992 & 1993
  • Speaker for Staff Development: "Anti-Bias:  What does that Mean?" Project Even Start, Parent Education Program. Niagara Falls, New York. Spring, 1993
  • Speaker for Staff Development: "Anti-Bias:  What does that Mean?" Cattaraugus County Project Head Start. Olean, New York. Spring, 1993
  • Support group facilitator for Even Start & Parent Education Program, Niagara Falls. New York. 1992-93
  • "Supporting Socio-Dramatic Play: Working with a Family of Dolls," BOCES - Lancaster/Depew, Early Childhood Staff Retreat. Lancaster, New York. Fall, 1992
  • Consultant for testing safety of toys: ACTS Testing Labs, Inc. Summer & Fall, 1992
  • In-Service Staff Development Day: “Developmentally Appropriate Practices and the Family of Dolls,” Village Infant Center Pre-School. Manhattan, New York. June 1992
  • Guest Speaker for Staff Retreat: “Developmentally Appropriate Practices,” Jewish Community Center Child Care. Getzville, New York. Spring, 1992
  • Staff Development: “Appropriate Practices for Young Children” & “Designing an Appropriate Early Childhood Environment,” Niagara County Speech & Hearing Impaired. Niagara County, New York. Spring, 1992
  • Workshop: “Developmentally Appropriate Practice,” Corner House Nursery School. Buffalo, New York. Fall, 1992
  • Workshop: "Developmentally Appropriate Practice," Parent Education Program. Niagara Falls, New York. Fall, 1991
  • Consultation: Appropriate Toys for Young Children, Fisher-Price Toys. East Aurora, New York. December 1991
  • Guest speaker for Graduate class on Reading for Elementary Education, State University of New York at Buffalo. Fall, 1991
  • Guest Speaker for Commencement, Social Sciences Interdisciplinary Program. State University of New York at Buffalo. May 1991
  • Workshop for Parents: "Discipline or Setting Limits," Early Childhood Research Center, State University of New York at Buffalo. Buffalo, New York. April 1991
  • “Developmentally Appropriate Practices,” Parent Education Program. Olean, New York. Spring, 1991
  • Consultant to the Jewish Community Center of Greater Buffalo Day Care Centers. Buffalo, New York. Fall, 1990 & spring, 1991
  • “Standardized Testing” Discussion with Western New York Preschool PTA. Buffalo, New York. Fall, 1990
  • Workshop for Parents: "Discipline or Setting Limits,” Early Childhood Research Center, State University of New York at Buffalo. Buffalo, New York.  November 1988