Early Childhood Education
Room 2309 James
2900 Bedford Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11210
DeBey joined the faculty at Brooklyn College in 2004 as the
program head of the Early Childhood Program. Prior to
coming to Brooklyn she developed and directed the Center for
Creative Teaching at Bennington College in Bennington, Vermont.
Dr. DeBey received her B.A from Brooklyn College in
early childhood. After teaching Kindergarten in Brooklyn
she received an MA from the University of Vermont in Early
Childhood Special Education and a Ph.D. in Program Development
and Evaluation from SUNY at Albany.
Dr. DeBey's most recent work has been second language development
in early childhood. At Bennington College she initiated
a Spanish language program at the college's laboratory school
for children 2 years through Kindergarten. She also
developed and directed a student/teacher exchange program
between Bennington College and a consortium of schools in
Peru. Dr. DeBey also teaches curriculum design as a visiting
professor at Universidad San Francisco de Quito in Ecuador.