Rachel has an extreme enthusiasm for all things early childhood. Here’s some info about Rachel in her own words….
“I believe in the power of play, getting dirty, climbing trees, star gazing, pretending, and the idea that learning is magical. I strive to make better citizens through encouragement, love, and teaching equality. I specialize in creating content which hits all early learning standards yet engaging, memorable, outside of the box, and most of all FUN!
After several years teaching in progressive education, I now find myself transferring these skills at the Chicago Children’s Museum. As a program manager and lead educator I make spaces and create programs which are developmentally appropriate and simulating to our littlest learners. As a photographer I document these experiences and use it to educate others on the wonders of the relationship between learning and play.
In 2015, while teaching Pre-K, I was approached by a documentary film crew working on a piece about early childhood education. For 8 weeks the Yellow Room was filmed everyday for the feature length documentary No Small Matter. When principal photography wrapped I was approached by the film’s producers to be the host of the film’s advocacy project. I am currently the writer, director, and on screen talent for a series of video blogs tackling early childhood ed issues ranging from teaching equality in a hyper-partisan environment to how to make your own fluffy foamy slime.