Leslie R. Williams Collection
Professor Leslie Williams was a teacher in the Department of Curriculum and Teaching at Teachers College Columbia University, for 33 years with special interests in multicultural education, early childhood education, curriculum/program development and implementation, and history of early childhood education.
At Teachers College, she co-founded the Rita Gold Center, a day-care and pre-kindergarten lab school for children 3 months to 5 years old. She also co-founded the Early Childhood Encyclopedia Project at Teachers College and Hofstra University, which resulted in The Encyclopedia of Early Childhood Education (co-authored with Doris P. Fromberg). She co-founded the All-Day Kindergarten Network.
She received a Bachelor of Arts at Wellesley, a Master of Arts in teaching at Harvard, and an education doctorate from Teachers College at Columbia University. After receiving her B.A., she volunteered through Volunteers in Service to America at a Head Start in Nondalton, Alaska, where she taught Athabaskan Indian children ages 3 through 6. She is also recognized as a consultant for early care centers and teacher-education programs around the globe, including countries such as Japan, India, the Netherlands, Norway, Denmark, Russia, Korea, Crete and Brazil.
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