Patricia Vardin

Patricia Vardin, Ed.D.

Program Director and Associate Professor, Early Childhood Education

Room: 118 (School of Education Hallway)
Tuesday: 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.; Other times by appointment
1 (914) 798-2714

About Me

Dr. Patricia Vardin is Program Director and Associate Professor of Early Childhood Education at Manhattanville College where she teaches graduate courses in child development, assessment, curriculum, and teaching strategies. From 2010-2015, she co-directed six annual early childhood conferences at Manhattanville. Dr. Vardin is also the 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. In 2004, she authored a highly successful early childhood program, STARS, a comprehensive, standards aligned  early education model implemented in New York City at the Ascension School, Mt. Carmel/Holy Rosary School and the Good Shepherd School. She also developed and implemented Bright Little Stars, a program for toddlers and their parents. In 2005, Dr. Vardin designed ChildChart, an innovative software assessment 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. Dr.Vardin has written articles and spoken at international, national, and local conferences, served as a consultant to educational organizations and businesses, is a guest expert for the media and has written an education blog. She has many years of experience 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.

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