Barbara Sprung has over forty years of experience in early childhood education, as a teacher and as an innovator of programs and materials to promote equality of opportunity for children. She is codirector of the Educational Equity Center at the Academy for Educational Development. From 1982–2004, she was cofounder and codirector of Educational Equity Concepts. Her articles include “On-Purpose: Addressing Teasing and Bullying in Early Childhood” for Young Children, and “It’s Not Child’s Play” for Children and Families. Barbara holds a B.A. from Sarah Lawrence College, an M.S. Bank Street College of Education, and is a graduate of the Institute for Not-for-Profit Management, Columbia University. Barbara lives in New York.