Meet the experts
The robust Continued Early Childhood Education course library is developed and overseen by an experienced team of early childhood education specialists and industry professionals.
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The instructors and guest editors who present our ECE courses are skilled experts in topics such as child development, child care training, and professional development for early childhood providers.
Stephanie Bivins has been in education for over 14 years, has a master’s degree in early childhood education (ECE), and was a prior Center Director, bringing the center to high quality. Stephanie is a credentialed coach, trainer, and infant toddler specialist. She coordinated a community initiative in an effort to increase quality and capacity. Stephanie is the Director of the Colorado Early Childhood Council, leading current strategic efforts to impact early childhood.
Dr. Norman Lorenz is a tenured professor of education studies, teaches Human Development, and is the college coordinator for Professional Development with the Center for Learning and Teaching at Sacramento City College in Sacramento, CA. He has over 42 years of education and experience within school systems, including 26 years direct service in Montessori primary and elementary education, the direction of a post-secondary Montessori teacher education institution, and combined part and full-time faculty dedication of 21 years with the California community college system using Montessori in higher education.
Nicole Steward is a social worker and registered yoga teacher (RYT) with a focus on community engagement, public education, foster youth advocacy, and trauma-informed yoga. With more than a decade of social work practice in non-profits and K-12 education, Nicole has noticed the need for radical self-care to discharge toxic stress we absorb through our work. This awareness drives her to study trauma as well as the ways yoga and mindfulness affect our brains and bodies, keeping us engaged and renewed. Nicole teaches yoga, mindfulness, and offers self-care workshops and retreats. Nicole believes self-care is a way of being we must adopt if we are to sustain ourselves as service providers, educators and human beings.
All Continued Early Childhood Education content is vetted by a distinguished Advisory Board that provides topic-specific content and curriculum development.View Advisory Board