Supervised Fieldwork Advisor, Course Instructor
Some of the Values that Shape My Work
Although I decided to become a teacher in order to save the world, I am still guided by the belief that education is the bedrock of a thoughtful and caring democratic country/community and that all children are motivated by a strong desire to learn and grow.
Work with Families, Children, Schools, and Communities
I taught 3/4 year olds; a combined 1st/2nd grade; I did consultations for Head Start programs; Head Start trainings, Even Start consultation, consultation at Bedford Women's Correctional Facility, state Pre-K consultations, child care center consultations.
Recent Professional Contributions
- Zero to Three Conference, 2010
- Developing the annual Infancy Institute
- Ed.D., New York University
- M.S.Ed., Bank Street College of Education
- B.A., Wellesley College
Selected Publications and Presentations
Balaban, N. (2011). Transition to group care for infants, toddlers and families. In D. M. Laverick & M. R. Jalongo (Eds.), Transitions to early care and education, educating the young child, Vol 4 (pp. 7-20). New York: Springer Science-Business Media.
Balaban, N. (2010). Infants, toddlers, and two-year-olds. In. V. Casper & R. Theilheimer (Eds.), Early childhood education: Learning together (pp. 320-349). New York: McGraw-Hill.
Cohen, D., Stern, V., Balaban, N., & Gropper, N. (2008). Observing and Recording the Behavior of Young Children (5th ed.). New York: Teachers College Press.
Bababan, N. (2006). Everyday goodbyes: Starting school and early care: A guide to the separation process. New York: Teachers College Press.