Claudine Campanelli, Ed.D.

Director of Career Development and Higher Education, NY Early Childhood Professional Development Institute

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Phone: (646) 664-8547

Claudine Campanelli is currently the Higher Education Coordinator at NYS Early Childhood Professional Development Institute overseeing the undergraduate Child Development Associate (CDA) and the graduate Children’s Program Administrator Credential (CPAC) programs in partnership with CUNY School of Professional Studies. Prior to joining CUNY, she had managed international corporate sponsored AMI Montessori programs for 18 years, guiding hundreds of families through early childhood development as part of a Human Resource benefit at a Fortune 500 IT company. She also has experience opening and managing early childhood programs in the U.S., Australia, England and India. Ms. Campanelli has higher education experience at Molloy College, Touro College and is an international consultant and presenter. Ms. Campanelli sits on several advisory boards including the Suffolk County Women’s Advisory Council, Eastern Suffolk BOCES Early Childcare Advisory Board and All Wheels Up, Inc.

Ms. Campanelli is currently a doctoral candidate at LIU Post in New York. Her research is focused on measuring ambient language in mixed age classrooms and its influence on infant/toddler language acquisition. Ms. Campanelli holds a degree in Speech Language Pathology and Audiology from Towson University, an MBA, and MA is Human Resources from St. Joseph’s College. Ms. Campanelli is also AMI (Association Montessori Internationale) 0-3 Montessori diploma credentialed. Ms. Campanelli’s recent awards include 2015 Omicron Delta Kappa Honor Society, 2015 Exchange Magazine Emerging Leader Award; 2013 American Heart Saver Award for saving the life of a colleague providing CPR and AED.

Recent News

2022 Outstanding Dissertation Award

February 10, 2022

American Montessori Society

Dr. Claudine Campanelli, who oversees the CUNY SPS Child Development Associate (CDA) and Children’s Program Administrator Credential (CPAC) programs, has been awarded the 2022 Outstanding Dissertation Award by the American Montessori Society (AMS) for her dissertation "Birth to Three Language Acquisition: Influences of Ambient Language in the Montessori Setting". She will be sharing her research findings at the 2022 national AMS conference this March.

How the Credit-Bearing CDA Shapes Careers: Janell Barron’s Story

June 23, 2021

New York Early Childhood Professional Development Institute

Claudine Campanelli, who oversees the CUNY SPS undergraduate Child Development Associate (CDA) and the graduate Children’s Program Administrator Credential (CPAC) programs, interviews CDA alum Janell Barron on the New York Early Childhood Professional Development Institute blog. During their conversation, Barron shares how the credit-bearing CDA program has shaped her career in the last five years.
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CUNY SPS Awarded CDA Gold Standard

November 30, 2020

The CUNY School of Professional Studies (CUNY SPS) is proud to announce that its Child Development Associate (CDA) Certificate program has been granted the prestigious CDA Gold...