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Patricia Lirette, PhD

Patricia (Tricia) Lirette is a long-time faculty member in the Early Learning and Child Care Diploma Program at MacEwan University, Edmonton, AB.  She currently holds the position of Department Chair of Human Services and Early Learning.

She is co-principle investigator on the research team, that is writing and developing Play, Participation and Possibilities: An Early Learning and Child Care Curriculum Framework for Alberta.  She is excited by the prospect of a curriculum framework that inspires the image of the young child as mighty learner and citizen.

Prior to joining the faculty at MacEwan, she was the executive director of a non-profit child care centre and was an educator in a variety of settings serving preschool and school age children and their families.