Dr. Kathleen Alfano

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Dr. Kathleen Alfano joined Fisher-Price in 1979, as an educator and researcher for the Child Research Department. For over 30 years, she has been instrumental in the development of the Play Laboratory, which is the toy industrys most respected (and emulated) center for research on childhood development and play.

As senior director of the Child Research Department, Dr. Alfano provides child development expertise and formative evaluation for Fisher-Price toys, products and interactive media, including the content of learning toys, books, CD ROMs, videos and DVDs. In addition to directing the Fisher-Price Play Laboratory, Dr. Alfano has provided consultative services with regard to child development for organizations such as the Toy Industry Association and the Consumer Product Safety Commission.