Early Childhood Consultant
Organization: Judy Jablon
Judy Jablon has spent more than thirty-five years in early childhood education beginning with her work as a classroom teacher at the School for Children at the Bank Street College of. As she moved from direct work with children to work with pre-service and in-service teachers as an adjunct instructor teaching curriculum at Bank Street’s graduate school, she emphasized the importance of helping teachers use their collective wisdom to support and extend learning in young children.
As an early learning consultant, Judy has worked on a wide range of exciting projects including co-authorship of Bank Street’s curriculum guide, Explorations, and The Work Sampling System, a national early childhood performance assessment. In addition, she is the author of many other publications and videos including Powerful Interactions and Coaching with Powerful Interactions. Through her writing, videos and professional development experiences, Judy has empowered educators across the country to draw on their own wisdom to have more meaningful interactions, build deep learning relationships, create fertile educational environments and develop opportunities for learning.
Judy acknowledges that even the most proactive and best intentioned educators can be stymied by the ever-changing demands of the educational system. Delivering extraordinary results for young children needs committed and enlightened leadership at all levels. With this in mind, Judy founded Leading for Children in 2016 to focus on changing the culture of early learning in ways that emphasize leadership and optimism so that we can energize our educational systems to develop the next generation of thinkers and leaders.