Craig Bailey, Ph.D.
Director of RULER for Early Childhood | Email me
Craig S. Bailey, Ph.D., is an Associate Research Scientist and the Director of RULER for Early Childhood at the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence. Craig and his team facilitate professional development workshops with early childhood educators, develop content for practicing and teaching emotional intelligence, and conduct psychological, educational, and intervention research. In particular, Craig specializes in children’s social and emotional learning in early childhood classrooms with an emphasis on how teachers support and promote the development of empathy and emotion regulation. With experience as an early childhood educator, Craig is passionate about bridging the gap between research and practice. In addition to his work at the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence, Craig consults on many research initiatives, most prominently as the Director of Measurement and Evaluation for Think Equal.
Craig earned his B.S. in psychology from South Dakota State University and his doctorate in applied developmental psychology from George Mason University.