Barbara Beatty

Professor Emerita of Education at Wellsley College, Barbara Beatty has taught kindergarten in the Boston Public Schools, trained teachers at Lesley College and Wellsley, and wrote the authoritative Preschool Education in America. A former Associate Editor of History of Education Quarterly for more than ten years and active in the AERA, she is both an advocate for universal preschool education and an authority on the history of early childhood education in America.