Monimalika Day Associate Professor, School of Education Studies, Ambedkar University Delhi
is an Associate Professor at the School of Education Studies in Ambedkar University, Delhi. She specializes in early childhood education (ECE) and has led several research projects at the Centre for Early Childhood Education and Development (CECED). Prior to this, she was an Assistant Professor at George Mason University in the College of Education and Human Development, USA. She has a doctoral degree in Special Education from the University of Maryland at College Park, USA. She has worked at ZERO TO THREE, a national non-profit organization for infants, toddlers and families in the USA. She was the Assistant Director for the Center for Program Excellence, where she provided training and technical assistance to early childhood programmes across the USA. She has a master’s degree in Child Development from Jadavpur University. She began her career in Kolkata, where she was the founder and administrator of a drop-in centre for 300 children who lived in the streets. She also taught young children with disabilities at Manovikas Kendra, Kolkata. Her research projects focus on early stimulation, quality of services for young children, inclusion of children with disabilities, teacher education, and collaboration between schools and families. She has authored two books, several chapters and has published in peer-reviewed journals.