Speaker

Tracy Cheney
Vice President, Dr. Day Care Family, Inc.

Tracy Cheney is a wife and mother of a nineteen year old daughter and four step-children, ranging in age from twenty-two to twenty-nine as well as a Grand-Ma! She is Vice President of Dr. Day Care Family, Inc. and is a professional consultant who has been in the field of early childhood education and school age care for the past 28 years. Her experience includes teaching young children from 6 weeks to 12 years as well as being an administrator in a variety of different capacities.

Over the last fourteen years, Tracy has been responsible for overseeing the management of a multi-site early childhood and school age program. In her dual role of Vice President of Education and Compliance, she supports many levels of early learning professionals with curriculum development and implementation, assessment, child development, classroom management as well as behavior management and the overall professional development of teachers. In addition, Tracy oversees compliance with many state regulatory agencies, including DCYF, RIDE, Bright Stars QRIS, CACFP Food Program and Department of Health.

A focus of Tracy’s career for the past twenty years has been on supporting the professional development of Administrators, Teachers, and Teacher assistants. Tracy presents to many private early learning centers in Rhode Island and Massachusetts on a variety of topics, and has presented at the NAEYC Conference multiple times, as well as state AEYC affiliate statewide conferences.

Tracy holds a Master’s degree in Early Childhood Education and is a member of NAEYC and the Rhode Affiliate, RIAEYC, as well as the National After School Association and has served on many educational sub-committees, Tracy is also a CDA Specialist .