Master of Social Work, Family and Child Development - Erikson Institute
Montessori Education Credential, Birth to three, American Montessori Society
Bachelor of Fine Arts, Art History - Salem College
Kaylan joined EverThrive IL in May 2017. Kaylan's graduate studies focused on early childhood development and policy and advocacy. During her graduate studies she helped conduct and co-authored research around mindfulness in Chicago Public Schools as a way to mitigate chronic stress' effects on executive function development. Prior to her graduate studies, Kaylan served as a Montessori early childhood educator for seven years in North Carolina. During her time as an educator she focused on curriculum development, as well as family an community engagement around healthy early development.
Fun Fact: Kaylan plays roller derby for the Windy City Rollers!