Heather Bernt-Santy, Early Childhood Specialist

Research Interest / Training Areas:

  • Early Childhood Education


Heather Bernt is the Early Childhood Specialist/Lead Teacher for the Preschool Language Program (PLP). She completed her BS in Early Childhood Education with a minor is Special Education from Ball State University.

Recent Presentations & Publications:

Bernt-Santy, H. (2019, September) Tattoos and piercings in early childhood workplaces: Are restrictive dress codes in line with developmentally appropriate practice? Child Care Information Exchange, 10-14

Wenig, H., (2016, January). 6x7=Yikes! Coaching teachers past their math anxiety. Child Care Information Exchange, 63-65.

“That Early Childhood Nerd Podcast”, That Early Childhood Nerd, hosted 85 episodes. 2016-present

Wenig, H. (1996, September). The same way, again and again. Child Care Information Exchange, 67-39.

Wenig, H. (1996, March). When parents have a hard time separating. Child Care Information Exchange, 36-37.


Early Childhood Specialist

Lyles-Porter Hall, Room 1018
Phone: 765-494-3800


Speech, Language, & Hearing Sciences, Lyles-Porter Hall, 715 Clinic Drive, West Lafayette, IN 47907-2122, PH: (765) 494-3789

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