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 and the current Vice-Chair of the Teaching Strategies Board of Directors.
Her interest in relationships as the foundation for all successful early learning is rooted in her extensive experience as an educator and administrator in infant/toddler, preschool, and kindergarten classrooms. Her commitment to relationship-based, reflective teaching practice has remained a core area of focus throughout her career and in her writing, influencing the ability of thousands of early childhood educators across the country to build intentional, safe, and secure relationships with the children that they teach and care for.