About Lesley Romanoff

Name: Lesley Romanoff


Web Site: http://takomacooperativeschool.org/

Bio: Lesley Romanoff is the director and teacher at Takoma Park Cooperative Nursery School, a parent-participatory school in Takoma Park, Maryland. Lesley currently serves as President of Parent Cooperative Preschools International. Lesley designed both the adult and early child curriculum as well as the Tinkering at the Cooperative School summer programs. The Cooperative School—its spaces, philosophy, and commitment to the parent-participatory model—reflects her approach to early childhood education while sustaining its rich history. Lesley has a special interest in the expression of ideas through visual art, studying the evolution of creative thinking, and the development of social language. She presented methodology for connecting literacy to social dramatic play at the National Association for the Education of Young Children 2006 Annual Conference and creative arts curriculum at the 2009 Conference. She teaches early childhood education graduate-level courses in the MAT program at Trinity University.

Posts by Lesley Romanoff:

ARTSblog holds week-long Blog Salons, a series of posts by guest bloggers, that focus on an overarching theme within a core area of Americans for the Arts' work. Here are links to the most recent Salons:

Arts Education

Teaching Artists

Early Arts Education

Common Core Standards

Quality, Engagement & Partnerships

Emerging Leaders

Charting the Future of the Arts

Taking Communities to the Next Level

New Methods & Models

Public Art

Best Practices


Arts Marketing

Audience Engagement

Winning Audiences

Powered by Community

Animating Democracy

Arts & the Military

Scaling Up Programs & Projects

Social Impact & Evaluation

Humor & Social Change

Private Sector Initatives

Arts & Business Partnerships

Business Models in the Arts

Local Arts Agencies

Cultural Districts

Economic Development

Trends, Collaborations & Audiences

Art in Rural Communities

Alec Baldwin and Nigel Lythgoe talk about the state of the arts in America at Arts Advocacy Day 2012. The acclaimed actor and famed producer discuss arts education and what inspires them.