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Brenda Potter is an expert in child development, early care and education, parent education, professional development, program development, and quality improvement. She has extensive experience leading initiatives on adult education, teacher professional learning, center-based and home visiting programs serving high-risk populations, pre-kindergarten and public school inclusive early childhood classrooms, and technical assistance.

Potter is the director of EDC’s Rhode Island-based Center for Early Learning Professionals, the state’s hub for professional development and technical assistance to the early childhood community. She leads a talented team of early childhood professionals in delivering high-quality support to thousands of administrators, teachers, and family child care providers.

Before joining EDC, Potter was the Title I program officer of early childhood and family education and engagement, as well as a program manager with the North Kingstown, Rhode Island, Office of Family Learning. For nine years, she was a trainer and technical assistance consultant for the Rhode Island Department of Education.

Potter holds an MS Ed in Early Childhood Education from Wheelock College and is a Certified Family Life Educator.