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Invest in Kids Expert: Nadia Hall

Nadia Hall, M.A., M.Ed., Dip. C.S.
Director, Professional Education

Nadia Hall develops and delivers curricula and training across Canada that is responsive to emerging professional needs. These initiatives draw extensively on her background in prevention and early intervention and her expertise in designing activity-based training. Her work also involves translating the science of child development into practical information for Invest in Kids’ parent education initiatives.

Ms. Hall spent close to two decades in the field of children’s services with a strong focus on infant development. She has worked as a Policy Analyst for Ontario’s Ministry of Health Healthy Babies, Healthy Children program; Senior Infant Development Consultant for the Durham Public Health Department; Manager of Academic Programs at Canadian Mothercraft Society; and was a partner in the creation and leadership of the Infant-Parent Learning Program.

In collaboration with Native Child and Family Services, Toronto, Ms. Hall created culturally specific child protection training to support children and families in the city’s native community. Her first textbook, The Affective Curriculum: Teaching the Anti-Bias Approach to Young Children, was developed in response to her participation on Metro Toronto’s Anti-Racist Education in Child Care Committee.

Ms. Hall is continuously called upon to present at workshops and conferences and has taught curriculum and child development courses at universities and colleges in Canada, the United States and New Zealand. She is a tireless community advocate, having sat on many boards including: First Nations Child Care Project, Child Care Visions, National Advisory Committee; Healthy Babies, Healthy Children Community Steering Committee; Infant Mental Health Promotion Project, Curriculum Development Committee; and Anti-Racist Education Committee, Metro Children’s Services.

Ms. Hall holds a M.A. from the University of Toronto; a Teacher’s Certificate, Primary Specialist, and Diploma of Child Study from the University of Toronto; and a M.Ed. from the Ontario Institute of Studies in Education, University of Toronto.

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