Rae Pica Consulting

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Online Learning

Become a Champion for Play & Joyful Learning: Simple Strategies to Educate Parents, Administrators, & Policymakers!

Avoid Challenging Behavior in Your Early Childhood Setting!

Make Transitions Trouble-Free & Teachable!

Battling Burnout: Self-Care for Early Childhood Professionals!

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

– Rae Pica

About Rae

My early childhood education work – whether it’s in the form of keynotes, consulting, coaching, books, articles, or podcast interviews – is primarily dedicated to the understanding, now confirmed through brain research, that active learning equals authentic learning. We have to respect and teach to the whole child!

Consultant for:
Centers for Disease Control Sesame Street Research Department
Bright Horizons Nickelodeon’s Blue’s Clues
Hasbro Chicago Children’s Museum
Mattel Nike
Head Start Bureau Gymboree


What Others are Saying

“You are truly a service to all educators. What a gift you are!”
~ Eric Jensen, Jensen Learning

“You are truly a blessing to children and their caretakers.”
~ Chris Dreher, Napa CA

“It was a wonderful morning of learning and the teachers loved your presentation. Thank you for sharing such a powerful message!”
~ Jane Richardson, Early Childhood Special Education Coordinator
Alexandria City Public Schools

“Thank you for an amazing presentation about child development! Excellent information to kick off our virtual conference.”
~ Ed Cosentino, President
Maryland Association of Elementary School Principals

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Since 1980 parent, education, and professional groups have enjoyed Rae’s lively and informative presentations.