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M.e. Picher, Ma, med, phd (D) 

Educational Director

Mary Elizabeth, or M.E. for short, is Founder and Educational Director of Wholeplay.  She has  Master’s Degrees in Psychology and Education and is completing the Ph.D program in Developmental Psychology and Education with a focus on Early Learning at The University of Toronto. She has worked extensively in the field of Children’s Mental Health, specializing in the areas of early childhood development, positive parenting and healthy attachment. She has developed and curated our class curriculums and trained all of our gifted staff in the Wholeplay method. Her research and work has made her a leader in her field who is frequently turned to by organizations and media outlets for her expertise.