Vincent Costanza
Chief Academic Officer


  • Curriculum
  • Instructional tools
  • Data and statistics
  • Research and methodology
  • Early learning
  • Child development
  • Cognition and brain development
  •  Early childhood and preschool
  • Preschool
  • State policy

Vincent Costanza most recently served as the executive director of the Race to the Top-Early Learning Challenge with the New Jersey Department of Education, Division of Early Childhood Education, where he focused on creating a systematic approach for prenatal-age 8 services. He is also an adjunct professor at William Paterson University and the consulting editor for the journal Young Children. Prior experience includes serving as a research associate at the National Institute for Early Education Research, AmeriCorps member and kindergarten teacher. Costanza received his doctorate degree in education from Rutgers University, master’s degree in education from the College of New Jersey, and Bachelor of Arts degree from Rutgers College. He serves as an elected governing board member for the National Association for the Education of Young Children, vice president of the National Association of Early Childhood Specialists in State Departments of Education, New Jersey ASCD’s Executive Board, New Jersey School Boards Association. He was also appointed to the Board of Trustees for the Robbinsville Education Foundation, and previously served on the Robbinsville Board of Education.