Speaker Laura Brown, PhD

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Laura Brown, PhD


Laura Brown Consulting

Dr. Laura Brown, an early childhood expert and licensed psychologist, has been shaping the content of educational media properties for over twenty years. She develops curricula and provides formative research and consulting services for clients like Nick Jr., Disney Junior, Sprout, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, PBS Kids, Silvergate Media, Brown Bag Films, Little Airplane Productions and many others.

Laura is currently Director of Research on a new series for preschoolers in production at Nick Jr. She is also Educational Consultant at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt on a new series for 7 – 11 year olds and Head of Curriculum for an educational virtual world being created for elementary school children.

A long time Nickelodeon advisor, Laura served as the Director of Research and Curriculum on Wallykazam!. She also crafted an educational pedagogy and guiding curriculum for the Nickelodeon Preschool brand.  Other credits include PJ Masks, The Happy Hugglemonsters, The Adventures of Napkin Man, Peter Rabbit, Ni Hao, Kai -Lan, The Wonder Pets, 3rd and Bird, The Backyardigans and Blue’s Clues.

Laura holds a BA from the University of Pennsylvania and a Ph.D. from Columbia University. Before her involvement in children’s media, she had a private practice focused on learning disabled children. She is herself the mother of three children and gets great satisfaction in developing quality educational properties for children.

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