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Peg Oliveira, PhD

Associate Research Scientist

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Peg Oliveira, PhD



Dr. Peg Oliveira is the Director of the Gesell Program in Early Childhood at The Yale Child Study Center. She is a developmental psychologist with a career in advocacy and social activism. Peg writes for national publications and education texts. She designs professional development content and trainings that have a direct and immediate impact on how educators see and teach children. Peg received her doctorate from Brandeis University and has worked with state agencies, national advocacy coalitions and local initiatives to ensure that all children get a high quality early learning experience. She is married to an urban educator, and together they have two children, two decades apart. Peg is also a beloved yoga teacher in her hometown of New Haven, CT and founded a nonprofit yoga service organization called 108 Monkeys.

Education & Training

  • PhD
    Brandeis University, Psychology
  • BA
    Fairfield University, Psychology / English

Professional Service

New Haven Child, New Haven ChildBoard Member2020 - 2022
Becket Chimney Corners YMCA, BCCYMCABoard Member2019 - Present
National Association for the Education of Young ChildrenReviewer2018 - 2022

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