Dr. Patricia A.Vardin is Chair of the Early Childhood Education Department and an Associate Professor at Manhattanville College in Purchase, New York where she teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in child development and early childhood education. Dr.Vardin serves as an educational consultant in early childhood education for institutions and organizations including public, private and parochial schools as well as corporations. Dr. Vardin is the author of an exciting new model early childhood program entitled The Comprehensive Early Childhood Education Model currently implemented in four schools in New York City and Westchester. The model is based on the latest research in early education and child development.
Dr. Vardin is the creator of ChildChart, an innovative system using a computer and a Palm Pilot to monitor the progress of young children in the early childhood classroom. ChildChart is being used in several hundred schools across the country.
Dr. Vardin is the author of a new Professional Development program, Highly Successful Strategies to Guide Young Children’s Behavior. The program, available as a DVD or Video Concept Clips, is published and distributed by Educational Activities, Inc.
Dr. Vardin has written many articles and spoken at numerous international, national and local conferences on a range of early childhood education topics and has appeared as a guest expert for the media. She holds a doctorate from Teachers College, Columbia University and has more than 25 years of experience working with young children, teachers, college students, parents and administrators.