TROY, Mich., May 10, 2018 — Rainbow Child Care Center has formed the Early Childhood Advisory Committee in collaboration with 11 early childhood education experts across the country. Developed with the objective of improving early education, the committee features leaders in the field working collectively to strengthen early childhood education and make it more accessible to all families.
Meeting quarterly, the purpose of the Early Childhood Advisory Committee is to discuss current trends and drive conversation across the industry on critical research topics, such as implicit bias and the impact of federally funded programs. Additionally, the committee will conduct brainstorm sessions aimed at improving learning opportunities for young children. While limiting the group to 12, the committee wants to serve as a partner and a resource to everyone in the field of early childhood education.
Initial members of the committee are a Who’s Who of early childhood education, including:
“At Rainbow, we wanted to create a collaboration of industry experts that would meet and focus on bringing different ideas together to improve the field of early education and drive awareness to topics that aren’t discussed enough but play a vital role in today’s educational practices,” said Keiper. “The question on the table is: how do we address issues in childhood education that face communities all over the U.S. and build upon best practices? We’ve gathered an impressive team of professionals to address that question and advance the conversation.”
With continuous discussions, members plan to collaborate on articles and conduct research on crucial subjects to the future growth of early childhood education. As the first committee of its kind within Rainbow, membership is currently invitation-only, with the intention of growth and expansion throughout the U.S. in future years.