Leigh Anne Yuen, the Co-founder, director, and lead teacher at Garden Gate Child Development Center on Martha’s Vineyard. A veteran early childhood educator who works to create community for the children and their parents while advocating for them.
Becky Gamache, an Education Coordinator for the Duluth Public Schools. A veteran early childhood educator who is working to bring nature and play-based learning to the economically disadvantaged children in her district.
Renee Dinnerstein is a veteran early childhood educator having taught in both Italy and the United States. She is the author of Investigating Choice Time: How to deepen learning through inquiry and play.
“Mr. Chazz” is a teacher of teachers, parents and children. His specialty is self-regulation, and he has found inspiring ways to teach his techniques and he is pushing the needle a little closer toward world peace by addressing generational trauma.
Peter Gray, Ph.D. is a well known advocate for free play for children, a research professor at Boston College and a contributing editor at Psychology Today. He and Kisha are going to define Free Play.
Atiya Wells is a pediatric nurse with a passion to introduce, educate, and connect families in Baltimore, especially those of color, to local outdoor spaces. Get ready to be inspired.
Suzanne Axelsson is a pedagogical consultant using listening and philosophy with children as tools to improve democratic learning and play spaces in early childhood education.