Rebecca Parlakian

Zero to Three

Senior Director of Programs

Rebecca Parlakian is ZERO TO THREE’s Senior Director of Programs at ZERO TO THREE, where she directs a portfolio of projects related to child development, parenting, and high quality teaching and caregiving.

In her role, Rebecca has developed a variety of parenting resources including several video series, an app to promote parent-child play, web-based resources, and several publications and curricula for professionals. She has also co-authored three parenting education curricula, most recently Early Connections, and published articles on topics including dual language development, early math instructional strategies, and the impact of screens on very young children.

Rebecca holds a Master’s degree in Education and Human Development, with a concentration in infant-toddler special education, from the George Washington University, where she is currently serving as adjunct faculty. Her most important and most satisfying lab work in child development, however, is her two children, Ella and Bennett.