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Eric Bucher

Eric Bucher

Eric Bucher, EdD
Research Assistant Professor
Children's Equity Project, Arizona State University

Eric Bucher leads the Arizona Association for the Education of Young Children (AZAEYC) and serves on the First Things First Phoenix North Regional Partnership Council and the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) Affiliate Advisory Council. Dr. Bucher collaborates to develop strong early childhood leaders, dismantle inequitable systems and rebuild new anti-racist and anti-bias systems, and elevate the voices of marginalized early childhood professionals.
 
Dr. Bucher's 16 years of early childhood experience includes directly teaching children (birth to age 8), developing content for preschool programs at a science museum, designing professional development, managing local/national early childhood grants, leading in state and government agencies including Head Start/Early Head Start, and serving as a content expert for the Arizona Infant and Toddler Developmental Guidelines and Arizona Early Learning Standards.
 
Dr. Bucher is a first-generation college graduate with a Doctorate of Education in Leadership & Innovation from Arizona State University. His research focused on early childhood professional development and infant-toddler Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math (STEAM). Dr. Bucher is the co-author of "Beyond Bouncing the Ball: Toddlers and Teachers Investigate Physics" and "Infant and Toddler STEAM: Supporting Interdisciplinary Experiences with Our Youngest Learners" both published in NAEYC's peer-reviewed journal Young Children.