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Young children in an outdoor playground in summer; a boy in a checked shirt smiles and holds his orange hat

A dynamic, committed team of faculty, contract lecturers and staff make up Toronto Metropolitan University’s School of Early Childhood Studies. Together, we support student success, advance innovation in teaching and lead research that drives positive change.

Adjunct Professor

  • Dr. Richard Marsella
  • Dr. Melanie McBride

Contract Lecturers

Advisory Committee

Laura Gibbon

Manager, Strategic and Executive Planning, The 519 (external link) 

Connie Giordano

Coordinator, Early Learning Program, Toronto Catholic District School Board (external link) 

Trevor McAlmont

Executive Director, Macaulay Child Development Centre (external link) 

Jeffrey Schiffer

Executive Director, Native Child and Family Services of Toronto (external link) 

Cristina Delgado Vintimilla

Assistant Professor, Faculty of Education, York University (external link)