Bernice Cipparrone-McLeod photo.

Bernice Cipparrone-McLeod

Atkinson Centre for Society and Child Development
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Bernice (she/her), a registered early childhood educator, employed as a professor in the School of Early Childhood at George Brown College, completed graduate studies at the University of Toronto’s Institute of Child Studies with a focus on assessment and counselling. Bernice has been engaged in the field of early learning and care, promoting children’s mental health and well-being for over 30 years. Her interest in creating, inclusive and equitable communities has been approached by collaborating with researchers, practitioners, community animators and policy makers. This includes supporting organizations to enact anti-bias, anti-racist policies and practice. She is also the co-author of a textbook on inclusive practice in early years programs and believes in the practice of mindfulness to facilitate a sense of wellbeing.

Bernice presents locally and nationally, participating on a variety of committees, and has partnered with the Association of Early Childhood Educators of Ontario and the Ontario Coalition of Better Child Care on the “Professional Pay and Decent Work” project since 2015.

Scholarly & Creative Works

  • Inclusion in Early Childhood Education (8th ed.)
    2024, Cengage, Canada
    Langford, R., Cipparrone, B., Pighini, M., Ineese-Nash, N