Kori Bardige, Ph.D. is an early education specialist who provides consultation and professional development to school districts, child care programs, home visitors, and families focused on scaffolding learning, engaging curiosity, and teaching through play. Kori serves as a board member for several national and local organizations focused on education and equity for all children. She is a frequent presenter at state and national conferences including the National Association for the Education of Young Children.
Her primary goal is to encourage educators to become more reflective and intentional in their practice by using assessment data for planning curriculum and instruction and scaffolding playful interactions. She offers educators a variety of tools to elicit children’s questions that enhance learning experiences and capitalize on children’s curiosity, engage them in exploration, inquiry, experimentation, and productive play.
Kori holds a Master’s in Special Education from Simmons College and a Ph.D. in Early Childhood Education from Lesley University. She is a certified teacher of children with intensive special needs in Massachusetts.