Sarah J. Leonard, Lead Teacher Early Childhood, Child Study and Development Center

Sarah Leonard

Office: Child Study & Development Center, Child Study & Development Center, Durham, NH 03824
Pronouns: She/her/hers

I began my professional career at CSDC in the Toddler room in the summer of 2000 and now teach in the Preschool 1 Program. I have also taught through the UNH's Division of Continuing Education and presented at classes in the Family Studies Department and at workshops.

I graduated from the University of New Hampshire with a B.S. in Family Studies with a Young Child concentration and certification to teach Nursery School and Kindergarten in 2000. I hold credentials as a NH Master Teacher and Master Professional with endorsements for Workshop Trainer and Individual Mentor.

My professional interests include supporting the exploration of diversity and family culture, incorporating sign language with young children and its effect on language acquisition with Infants and Toddlers and use of language with Toddlers and Preschoolers, creating language rich environments to support early literacy skills, the respect of young children through fostering independence and developing self help skills, and examining how physical environments affect children's learning.