Zlata Stankovic-Ramirez, MS
Zlata Stankovic-Ramirez has over 10 years of experience as an early childhood professional. She has been a lead teacher and an administrator for children of various ages. Serving as a Preschool Director and an Education Specialist really helped her become a trainer, consultant, advocate and a resource for parents. Zlata believes in developmentally appropriate practices and has been an active board member for Dallas-AEYC, which is part of National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). She teaches college level courses in Child Growth and Development, Educating Teachers, and Emergent Literacy. Her training topics include Classroom Environments, Professionalism for Teachers, Literacy for Young Children and Culturally Sensitive Care for Infants and Toddlers. Zlata earned her B.A. in Psychology from SMU, her M.S. in Child Development from TWU, and she is currently finishing her PhD in Early Child Development and Education at TWU. Her research interests include classroom environments, gender development and media influences on children. Her passion is creating Developmentally Appropriate Learning Environments for young children grounded in theoretical perspective. She recently published an article in the Texas Child Care Quartly, titled: The classroom as a teaching tool: Evolving spaces to meet children’s needs.
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