Ran Cohen Harounoff was born in Israel in 1967. He received his B.Ed in early childhood education at the David Yellin Teachers Academic College in Jerusalem, and an MA in education at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. Cohen-Harounoff has taught and developed teaching programs at various educational institutions. At present, he teaches and is the head of early childhood studies at the Institute for Democratic Education at the
Kibbutzim College of Education.
A play based on Cohen-Harounoff's book, Hanneke and Fiet
, was staged in 2015 and won Best Children's Play of the Year Award (2016). His last book, Tree House Kids
, has been adapted for
the stage as a musical (2016).