Patricia Vardin

Patricia Vardin, Ed.D.

Program Director and Associate Professor, Early Childhood Education

Room: 118 (School of Education Hallway)
Virtual: Tuesday 1:00 - 4:00 pm; Other times by appointment
1 (914) 798-2714

About Me

Dr. Patricia A. Vardin is an Associate Professor and Director of the Program in Early Childhood Education in the School of Education at Manhattanville College.

She is also Director of the STEAM Institute ( Science, Technology, Engineering , Arts and Mathematics) at Manhattanville College.

Dr. Vardin teaches graduate courses in child development, assessment, curriculum and teaching and child guidance strategies. From 2010-2019, she has co-directed nine annual early childhood education conferences at Manhattanville.

She is also a Past-President of the New York State Association of Early Childhood Teacher Educators and one of the co-founders of the National Association of Early Childhood Teacher Educators.

From 2004 – 2014, Dr. Vardin developed and implemented a highly successful early childhood model program at four schools in New York City for over 1000 children and Bright Little Stars, a program for toddlers and their parents. In 2005, Dr. Vardin designed ChildChart, an innovative software system used to monitor the individual progress of young children. In 2012, she published a DVD entitled Highly Successful Strategies to Guide Young Children’s Behavior with Educational Activities, Inc.

In 2018, Dr. Vardin received a Who’s Who Lifetime Achievement Award and has been included in Who’s Who in America and Who’s Who of American Women.

Dr. Vardin designed and directed the first national conference on Microcomputers and Robots in Early Education at Columbia University, Teachers College as well as two National Conferences on Children’s Rights and Child Advocacy. She is the co-editor of Children’s Rights: Contemporary Perspectives, Teachers College Press.

Dr. Vardin has written articles and spoken at international, national and local conferences and served as a consultant to educational organizations and businesses, guest expert to the media, and has written a blog. She has many years of experiences working with young children, students, teachers, parents and administrators and has been a member of numerous educational organizations and served on boards devoted to the education and welfare of young children.

She is also violinist and a co-founder of the New Amsterdam Symphony in New York City.

Curriculum and Teaching/Developmental Psychology, Ed.D., Teachers College, Columbia University
Early Childhood Education, Developmental Psychology, Master of Arts, Teachers College, Columbia University
Child Development, Bachelor of Science, University of Wisconsin