Rebecca R. Garte

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Associate Professor
Teacher Education


Office: S-616D

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Phone: +1 (212) 220-8000;ext=7400

Assistant Professor Rebecca Garte leads courses on the psychological foundations of early childhood education and other subjects through the Teacher Education department at Borough of Manhattan Community College/CUNY.
Her grant-funded research has focused on the social development among children in Head Start, and the relationship between social development and academic achievement from pre-school through elementary school. She is also an expert on the role of intersubjectivity in children’s development from infancy through adolescence, as well as attachment theory and the impact of culture and cultural differences on all areas of development.
Currently, Professor Garte is working on a project to create a formal, grant-funded partnership with a public school in Harlem to create a model Lab school for BMCC students who are majoring in Teacher Education, and to provide professional development to the school’s teachers through BMCC faculty.



  • M.A. Teachers College, Columbia University, Curriculum and Instruction, Specialization in Early Childhood,
  • Ph.D. The Graduate Center, CUNY, Psychology, Concentration in Developmental,

Courses Taught

Research and Projects


  • A socio-cultural, activity based account of preschooler intersubjectivity.2015, Culture and Psychology
  • Intersubjectivity as a measure of social competence among children attending Head Start: Assessing the measure’s validity and relation to context. I2014, International Journal of Early Childhood.
  • The Family in the classroom: How a culturally valid learning community transforms the identity of Latina/o community college students. 2014, Latinas/os on the East Coast: A critical reader (Medina & Macaya,Eds. ) Peter Lang

Honors, Awards and Affiliations

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