Tania Quezada, an early childhood education expert and training and technical assistance (TA) associate, brings 25 years of experience working with the family child-care provider community. She specializes in providing evidence-based professional development and process consultation on licensing requirements, child development, and social and emotional learning. She is deeply committed to supporting educators with the strengths-based tools, resources, and support systems they need to grow, flourish, and improve services.

Quezada delivers bilingual virtual and on-site TA for EDC’s Rhode Island Center for Early Learning Professionals. She guides caregivers in becoming licensed family child-care providers, improving the quality of classroom practices, developing and implementing COVID-19 re-opening plans, and taking steps to limit the spread of COVID-19.

Before joining EDC, Quezada was the director of family and community partnerships for Ready to Learn Providence’s Empowering Families project. She managed the project’s Investing in Innovation grant, including maintaining a partnership with Providence Public Schools.

Fluent in Spanish and English, Quezada holds a BSW from Rhode Island College and an MS in Leadership and Nonprofit Organizations from Springfield College.