Tamar Jacobson, Ph.D.

Tamar Jacobson was born in Rhodesia, now Zimbabwe, and traveled to Israel where she became a preschool teacher with the Israeli Ministry of Education. In 1988, Dr. Jacobson immigrated to the United States and by 1997 had completed a BA, masters and doctorate in early childhood education at the University at Buffalo (UB). For eleven years, she worked as Program Coordinator and Director of the University at Buffalo Child Care Center (UBCCC). During her tenure, UBCCC expanded to include the Amherst Campus, and created a training site for early childhood students from Erie Community College, Buffalo State College and UB. Currently, Jacobson is Professor of early childhood education at Rider University, New Jersey.

Dr, Jacobson has also served as early childhood consultant, and counselor for parents of young children. She was Chair of the Advisory Committee for Accreditation Mentors for Success By 6 in Western New York, and Vice-President of the New York State Association for the Education of Young Children. She has served on the Western New York AEYC Board in many different capacities including president for four years. Jacobson was recipient of the 2013 National Association for Early Childhood Teacher Educators (NAECTE) Outstanding Early Childhood Teacher Educator Award, participated on the Consulting Editors Panel for NAEYC, and is a former Fellow in the Child Trauma Academy.

Tamar Jacobson has made over two hundred presentations at National, State and Regional levels, including keynote speeches, panel presentations, video conference, and workshops. Subjects include infants and toddlers, discipline, developmentally appropriate practice, Anti-Bias Curriculum, parent involvement, CDA Training and preparation for accreditation by NAEYC. She is author of: Confronting Our Discomfort: Clearing the Way For Anti-Bias (Heinemann, 2003), Don’t Get So Upset! Help Young Children Manage Their Feelings By Understanding Your Own (Redleaf Press, 2008), and has edited: Perspectives on Gender in Early Childhood (Redleaf Press, 2010), a collection of academic essays from a diverse group of scholars from around the United States and Europe.

More information can be found at: http://www.rider.edu/faculty/tamar-jacobson