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Rena Rice

Supervised Fieldwork Advisor; Course Instructor

Academic Interests

Early childhood education, Family support, Family-school-community partnerships, Home-based child care, Parenting education

Some of the Values that Shape My Work

  • The goal of education is to prepare children to become contributing members of a democratic society.
  • Teachers and schools must form partnerships with families in order to serve the best interests of the child. 
  • Every child can learn.
  • Teaching is a moral endeavor.
  • We need to understand and support children’s social, emotional, cognitive and physical development.
  • Children construct knowledge through their interactions with their peers, adults, and the material world around them.

Work with Families, Children, Schools, and Communities

Director of public and private not-for-profit early childhood centers; co-developer, The Child Care Assessment Tool for Relatives (CCATR), an instrument to measure quality in home-based, license-exempt child care; numerous national and international conference presentations, workshops, and training in early childhood education, family support, and home-based child care.

Recent Professional Contributions

Early childhood and childhood fieldwork advisement; instruct Family, Child, and Teacher Interaction course; direct Graduate School Writing Assistance Program; member of Faculty Advisory Committee and IMP committee; organizing committee of Bank Street forum on teacher and leader evaluation; member of NAEYC; conducted workshop on working with families for Kingsborough Community College Child Development Center.

Educational Background

  • M.S.Ed., Early Childhood and Elementary Education, Bank Street College of Education
  • B.A., English Literature, Barnard College of Columbia University

Selected Publications and Presentations

  • Rice, R. (Ed.). (2005). Perspectives on family, friends and neighbor child care: Research, programs and policy: Occasional paper series 15. New York: Bank Street College of Education.

Contact me:

(212) 875-4508
610 West 112Th Street,
New York, NY 10025