Keynotes/Online Learning/Resources

Ready to move on from policies that replace play and joyful learning with worksheets, direct instruction, and arbitrary standards in early childhood education?

If you’re like most early childhood professionals, your answer is yes! You know young children are meant to be active, experiential, playful learners, and it’s frustrating when you’re expected to implement practices you know to be developmentally inappropriate. Rae is on a mission to ensure that children have the chance to be children and that child development guides all our practices with them. Her books, presentations, online courses, and consulting services are dedicated to helping you develop and educate the whole child, regardless of policies that may ask you to do otherwise. Trusted for more than four decades in early childhood education, Rae has been called a gift to educators and a blessing to children and their caretakers.

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Online Learning

Professional development for early childhood educators

When you engage in professional development to expand your skills, you also inspire and motivate! As others see your desire to keep learning, it sends the message that none of us is ever done learning. When you then live what you’ve learned, you contribute not only to yourself but also to the children and to the field.

Gone are the days when you had to travel by car or plane to get your professional development. Learning virtually means you can even experience “PD in your PJs!” With Rae’s online offerings, you will

  • Have lifetime access.
  • Have more flexibility.
  • Learn at own pace.
  • Receive a certificate of completion.
  • Save money!
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Join rae as she explores the possibilities for a world in which the whole child is recognized, respected, and taught — and where children experience childhood as it was meant to be!


Rae is the award-winning author of 22 books written for early childhood professionals and parents. From the Moving & Learning series to the bestselling What If Everybody Understood Child Development?, all of Rae’s books are intended to improve the lives of teachers and children.

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Do you teach or parent young children? Are you looking for a gift for a coworker or favorite teacher? Educate and advocate in a playful way with these tees, totes, mugs, and more!

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“I shouldn’t have to defend play for children any more than I should have to defend their eating, sleeping, and breathing!”

Early Childhood Education Consultant | Author
Keynote Speaker | Online Educator
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