About Rae

Rae is on a mission to ensure that children have the chance to be children and that child development guides all our practices with the little ones.

She is the author of 22 books, including the Moving & Learning Series, the award-winning Acting Out!, and bestsellers What If Everybody Understood Child Development? and What If We Taught the Way Children Learn? Her most recent book, to be published fall of 2022, is Spark a Revolution in Early Education: Speaking Up for Ourselves and the Children.

Rae has shared her expertise with such groups as the Sesame Street Research Department, the Head Start Bureau, the National Association for the Education of Young Children, and state health departments, resource and referral agencies, and school districts throughout North America. Internationally known as a speaker, blogger, and online course creator, Rae is most proud of her fierce defense of childhood.