Dr. Rosemarie Allen has served as an educational leader for over 30 years and her life’s work is centered on ensuring all children have access to high-quality early childhood programs that are developmentally and culturally appropriate.
She’s an associate professor in the school of education at Metropolitan State University in Denver, and other career highlights include serving as Colorado’s director of the division of early learning, and she oversaw the state’s licensing program. She also helped implement the state’s professional development plan and helped create its early learning guidelines.
In this podcast, she talks about how she got into early childhood education, why educators can't keep doing the same things just because that's the way they've always been done (think having children stand in lines!) and she shares her insights about what her ECE students want in a career (and no, it's not a typical 9-5 job with no flexibility).
To learn more about Dr. Allen and to reach her, visit her website!