Suzanne Bouffard is a writer with a background in child development and education. She received her Ph.D. in developmental psychology from Duke University and has spent the past 10 years conducting and writing about education research at Harvard University. Bouffard's articles have appeared in The New York Times, Parents magazine online, Educational Leadership magazine, and The Harvard Education Letter, and she is the coauthor of Ready, Willing, and Able. She lives in Massachusetts with her husband and two children. Her latest book is The Most Important Year: Pre-Kindergarten and the Future of Our Children.