Dr. Stephanie Curenton Joins National P-3 Center Advisory Board

Dr. Stephanie M. Curenton, BU Wheelock Associate Professor of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies has joined the Advisory Board of the National P-3 Center.

The goal of the National P-3 Center is to improve the education continuum that children experience from birth (Pre-school) through 3rd grade. They work to mitigate the effects that race, class, culture, and zip code have on children’s learning opportunities.

Dr. Curenton will work with colleagues on the Advisory Board to focus on organizational and systemic change at the intersection of Early Childhood Education and K-12. Other local partners are also part of the advisory board, including Jason Sachs who is the Executive Director of Early Childhood Education for Boston Public Schools.

At BU Wheelock, Dr. Curenton studies the social, cognitive, and language development of low-income and minority children within various ecological contexts, such as parent-child interactions, early childhood education programs, early childhood workforce programs, and related state and federal policies.  She is the Director of the Ecology of School Readiness Lab and the Executive Director of the Center on the Ecology of Early Development that will be opening this summer.