Patricia Shimm

Associate Director, Toddler Center

Patricia H. Shimm, M.A. received her graduate training from Teacher's College, Columbia University. She is a founder of the Toddler Center and has extensive experience both as a teacher of toddlers and as a leader of parent groups focused on issues of parenting and child development. She is the author of Parenting Your Toddler: The Expert's Guide to the Tough and Tender Years (published by Perseus Books), served on the Advisory Board for Parenting Magazine, and is currently an expert at She is the grandmother of four.


In the News

Barnard's groundbreaking Center for Toddler Development continues to meld creative play with academic research.  Read Barnard Magazine's Winter 2013 cover story celebrating the 40 year milestone: