Mira Stambak studied psychology in Paris and received a PhD in 1967. She investigated issues of child psychology, as well as infant and toddler education from 1949 to 1988 at the CNRS (National Center for Scientific Research), and from 1949 to 1961 at the psychology laboratory of the H. Rousselle Hospital, in Paris. Between 1961 and 1969 she was head of research in child psychology, at the child pathological neuropsychology department of the H. Rousselle Hospital. From 1969 to 1988 she was seconded to the French Ministry of Education as head of CRESAS (Research Centre on Special Education and School Adaptation). Between 1967 and 1972 she taught at the Institute of Psychology of Paris IV University, and from 1974 to 1988 she supervised PhDs at the same university’s Sciences of Education Department. In 1989, along with two other French researchers, she set up IEDPE (European Institute for the Development of the Potential of All Children), which lists among its participants education specialists, researchers, trainers, educators, counselors, etc. from European countries. She has promoted the formation of networks among these experts and participated in action researches aiming to explore innovative pedagogical practices and effective training for the educators. Through IEDPE she has taken part in various European programmes (RIF, LEONARDO DA VINCI) and is also involved in EADAP’s Erato project. She has written a great deal of articles and books dealing with child psychology, as well as infant and toddler education.