We develop our projects by working closely with partners who are experts in their field. Partners subscribe to the overall mission and may or may not support specific undertakings of the Alliance for Childhood. Please note that organizations are listed for identification purposes only.


Samella Abdullah, Ph.D., M.S.W.
Psychotherapist and educator
Former President of the Association of Black Psychologists
Tallahassee, Florida

Joan Almon
Director, U.S. Alliance for Childhood
Former Co-Chair, Waldorf Early Childhood Association of North America
College Park, Maryland

Marilyn Benoit, M.D.
Child and adolescent psychiatrist, Howard University Hospital
Past President, American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Washington, D.C.

Chet Bowers, Ph.D.
Center for Environmental Studies, University of Oregon
Author, Educating for Eco-Justice and Community and Let Them Eat Data: How Computers Affect Education, Cultural Diversity, and The Prospects of Ecological Sustainability
Eugene, Oregon

Stuart Brown, M.D.
Founder and Director
The National Institute for Play
Carmel Valley, California

Bettye Caldwell, Ph.D.
Professor of Pediatrics
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Former President, National Association for the Education of Young Children
Little Rock, Arkansas

Raffi Cavoukian, C.M. 
Singer, author, founder & chair: Centre for Child Honouring
Salt Spring Island, BC, Canada

Christopher Clouder
Chair, European Council of Steiner Waldorf Schools
East Sussex, England

Colleen Cordes
Executive Director, Psychologists for Social Responsibility
Washington, D.C.

William Crain
Professor of Psychology
City College of New York
Author, Reclaiming Childhood: Letting Children Be Children in Our Achievement-Oriented Society
New York, New York

O. Fred Donaldson
International play specialist and developer of "Original Play" with children, adults, and wild animals
Stockholm, Sweden

David Elkind, Ph.D.
Professor emeritus of child development, Tufts University
Medford, Massachusetts

Virginia Flynn
Waldorf elementary school teacher (retired) and consultant
Little Rock, Arkansas

John Taylor Gatto
Author, Dumbing Us Down;
Speaker, Odysseus Group
Former Teacher of the Year, New York City and New York State
New York, New York

Michaela Gloeckler, M.D.
Co-author, A Child's Guide to Health
Dornach, Switzerland

Mayu Gonzales, M.D.
Chief Psychiatrist and Director of Mental Health Services, New York Foundling Hospital
New York, New York

Elizabeth Goodenough, Ph.D.
University of Michigan
Editor, Secret Spaces of Childhood and originator of PBS documentary "Where Do the Children Play?"
Ann Arbor, Michigan

Joan Dye Gussow, M.S.
Rose Professor Emeritus of Nutrition and Education, Teachers College, Columbia University
Author, Chicken Little, Tomato Sauce and Agriculture: Who Will Produce Tomorrow's Food?
Piermont, New York

Jane Healy, Ph.D.
Educational psychologist and educator
Author, Failure to Connect: How Computers Affect Our Children's Minds -- and What We Can Do About It
Vail, Colorado

Susan Howard
Chair, Waldorf Early Childhood Association of North America
Amherst, Massachusetts

Philip Incao, M.D.
Primary care physician
Denver, Colorado

Sally Jenkinson
Waldorf early childhood educator
Author, The Genius of Play
Chesham Bucks, England

Gerald Karnow, M.D.
Physician, The Fellowship Community
Spring Valley, New York

Edgar Klugman, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus, Wheelock College
Editor, Play, Policy and Practice
Boston, Massachusetts

Alfie Kohn
Author, The Schools Our Children Deserve; The Case Against Standardized Testing: Raising the Scores, Ruining the Schools, and other books on education and human behavior
Belmont, Massachusetts

Diane Levin, Ph.D.
Professor of education, Wheelock College
Author, Remote Control Childhood
Boston, Massachusetts

Larry and Jane Levine
Co-founders, Kids Can Make a Difference
Kittery, Maine

David Ludwig, M.D., Ph.D.
Director, Obesity Program, Children's Hospital
Boston, Massachusetts

Deborah W. Meier
Senior Scholar, New York University
Founder, Central Park East Schools
New York, New York

Edward Miller
Strategic communications consultant
Former editor, Harvard Education Letter
Wellfleet, Massachusetts

Marita Moll
Head, research and technology, Canadian Teachers' Federation
Researcher, Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
Editor, Tech High: Globalization and the Future of Canadian Education
Ottowa, Ontario

Lowell Monke
Associate Professor of Education, Wittenberg University
Co-author, Breaking Down the Digital Walls: Learning to Teach in a Post-Modem World
Springfield, Ohio

Arline Monks
Coordinator, Institute for Public School Teachers
Rudolf Steiner College
Fair Oaks, California

Kate Moody, Ed.D.
Author, Growing Up on Television
Larchmont, New York

Thomas Moore
Author, Care of the Soul: A Guide for Cultivating Depth and Sacredness in Everyday Life
Amherst, New Hampshire

Douglas Noble, Ph.D.
Researcher on the history of educational technologies
Author, The Classroom Arsenal: Military Research, Information Technology, and Public Education
Rochester, New York

Mimi Noorani
Former coordinator, National TV Turnoff Week
TV-Free America
Greenbelt, Maryland

Chloe O'Gara, Ed.D.
Director of Education, Save the Children
Washington, D.C.

Sharna Olfman, Ph.D.
Department of Humanities and Human Sciences
Point Park College
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

David W. Orr, Ph.D.
Chair, Department of Environmental Studies
Oberlin College
Author, Earth in Mind: On Education, Environment, and the Human Prospect
Oberlin, Ohio

Kim Payne
Author, The Games Children Play
Researcher, ADD/ADHD
Harlemville, New York

Barry Sanders
Professor of English and History of Ideas
Pitzer College
Author, A is for Ox: Violence, Electronic Media, and the Silencing of the Written Word
Claremont, California

Richard Sclove, Ph.D., M.S.
Author, Democracy and Technology
Founder and advisory board member of the Loka Institute
Amherst, Massachusetts

Douglas Sloan
Professor emeritus of history and education
Teachers College, Columbia University
Harlemville, New York

Steve Talbott
Editor, NetFuture: Technology and Human Responsibility (online newsletter)
Author, The Future Does Not Compute: Transcending the Machines in Our Midst
Ghent, New York

Betsy Taylor
Founder and former Executive Director
Center for a New American Dream
Takoma Park, Maryland

Robert Welker, Ph.D.
Director, Wittenberg Teacher Institute
Wittenberg University
Springfield, Ohio

Langdon Winner, Ph.D.
Thomas Phelan Professor of Humanities and Social Sciences, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Author, Confronting the Culture of Disrespect
Troy, New York

John D. Young, M.D., Ph.D.
Children's Recitation Program
Former director, Laboratory of Molecular and Cellular Biology, Rockefeller University
Livingston, New Jersey

Arthur Zajonc, Ph.D.
Professor of Physics, Amherst College
Author, Catching the Light: The Entwined History of Light and Mind
Amherst, Massachusetts

Robin Vircsik
Founder United Kindergarten Teachers of Las Vegas
Las Vegas, Nevada