Early childhood education is at our core. Children’s well-being is in our hearts.

“When I started teaching, I got in the habit of writing a child’s name on a piece of heart-shaped paper and putting it in a small jewelry box that I carried with me everywhere. Usually, it was a child who needed some extra attention and support…

KAI-LEÉ BERKE

Co-Founder

Kai-leé Berke is a lifelong early childhood educator. She is a nationally known early childhood expert and an author of numerous widely-used early education classroom solutions, including all editions of The Creative Curriculum® and the GOLD® assessment system. She is the former CEO of Teaching Strategies…

TIA KAUL DISICK

Co-Founder

Tia Kaul Disick has spent the entirety of her career working with organizations that serve the early childhood field, including Girl Scouts of the USA, Scholastic, and most recently, Teaching Strategies, where she held a variety of roles including Chief Content Officer and Chief Marketing Officer…

Our Team

Dr. Shannon Riley-Ayers

Business Development

Shannon Riley Ayers, PhD, has worked in the early childhood sector for her entire career, spanning nearly 25 years.  Her diverse experience includes…

Dr. Keisha Siriboe

Content Development

Dr. Keisha Siriboe is an international public speaker with a fierce commitment to education and student agency. She serves in leadership capacities within…

Heather Minter

Contributing Author

Heather Minter is a writer, artist, and bodyworker in Silver Spring, MD. Her vocation is healing. She has a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature…

Kimberly Gottlieb

Contributing Author

Kimberly Gottlieb is a writer and editor with more than 10 years of experience in the early childhood education field…

Shannon Dungan

Contributing Author

Shannon has worked in early childhood education for over 20 years.  After graduating from Cornell University with a degree in Spanish Literature, she went on…

Åsa Johansson Kendzie

Creative Director

Åsa has more than 13 years’ experience as a design consultant for clients in the U.S. and internationally. Specialized in creating and developing brand…

Betty Paxton

Editorial and Layout

Betty has been an innovator in educational publishing for more than 25 years. A co-founder of Optical Data Corporation (which ultimately merged with McGraw-Hill), Betty conceptualized and authored…

Rosi Perea

Editorial and Spanish Translation

Rosi Perea is a bilingual editor with over 15 years of experience developing, editing, and translating educational materials for Spanish and English language…

Early childhood education is at our core. Children’s well-being is in our hearts.

“When I started teaching, I got in the habit of writing a child’s name on a piece of heart-shaped paper and putting it in a small jewelry box that I carried with me everywhere. Usually, it was a child who needed some extra attention and support…

KAI-LEÉ BERKE

Co-Founder

Kai-leé Berke is a lifelong early childhood educator. She is a nationally known early childhood expert and an author of numerous widely-used early education classroom solutions, including all editions of The Creative Curriculum® and the GOLD® assessment system. She is the former CEO of Teaching Strategies…

TIA KAUL DISICK

Co-Founder

Tia Kaul Disick has spent the entirety of her career working with organizations that serve the early childhood field, including Girl Scouts of the USA, Scholastic, and most recently, Teaching Strategies, where she held a variety of roles including Chief Content Officer and Chief Marketing Officer…

Our Team

Dr. Shannon Riley-Ayers

Business Development

Shannon Riley Ayers, PhD, has worked in the early childhood sector for her entire career, spanning nearly 25 years.  Her diverse experience includes…

Dr. Keisha Siriboe

Content Development

Dr. Keisha Siriboe is an international public speaker with a fierce commitment to education and student agency. She serves in leadership capacities within…

Heather Minter

Contributing Author

Heather Minter is a writer, artist, and bodyworker in Silver Spring, MD. Her vocation is healing. She has a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature…

Kimberly Gottlieb

Contributing Author

Kimberly Gottlieb is a writer and editor with more than 10 years of experience in the early childhood education field…

Shannon Dungan

Contributing Author

Shannon has worked in early childhood education for over 20 years.  After graduating from Cornell University with a degree in Spanish Literature, she went on…

Åsa Johansson Kendzie

Creative Director

Åsa has more than 13 years’ experience as a design consultant for clients in the U.S. and internationally. Specialized in creating and developing brand…

Betty Paxton

Editorial and Layout

Betty has been an innovator in educational publishing for more than 25 years. A co-founder of Optical Data Corporation (which ultimately merged with McGraw-Hill), Betty conceptualized and authored…

Rosi Perea

Editorial and Spanish Translation

Rosi Perea is a bilingual editor with over 15 years of experience developing, editing, and translating educational materials for Spanish and English language…