Carol Day

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Carol Brunson Day has spent her career as an advocate for quality early childhood services for young children and families. Since 2011, she has lead the Foundation from its inception point to the creation of engaging, fun, and entertaining early childhood educator training programs that lead to positive behavior change in challenging, but critical areas, such diabetes and obesity prevention in young children.  

From 2006 to 2011, she served as the CEO of the National Black Child Development Institute in Washington, DC. Prior to 2006, she served as the CEO and President of the Council for Professional Recognition, the home of the Child Development Associate National Credentialing Program, as well as the National Head Start Fellowship Program.  Dr. Day was also the liaison for the international exchange between the schools in Reggio Emilia, Italy and the early childhood community in the United States. In addition to her impressive scholarly contributions to the field, Dr. Day is recognized as a leader in the field of early childhood education.

Dr. Day sits on numerous national boards including Zero to Three Editorial Board, National Center for Professional Development and Inclusion National Advisory Panel, and T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center National Advisory Panel. She is currently serves as President of the Governing Board of the National Association for the Education of Young Children.

She has spoken at conferences and programs across the United States and internationally, and authored publications on subjects such as professional development, diversity and multicultural education, and cultural influences on development, and has a long history of interest and expertise on African-American culture and heritage.

Dr. Day received a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, a M.Ed. in Early Childhood Education from the Erikson Institute in Chicago and a Ph.D. in Education from Claremont University in Claremont, California.