Rhonda Moore is the new director for UCF’s Creative School for Children. Moore has been a partner in early childhood education for over 16 years. She earned her bachelor’s degree from Rutgers University and a master’s in Education from Virginia Commonwealth University. She has earned numerous certifications which include in infant/toddler lead teacher certification, pre-school lead teacher certification, trainer of trainer teacher certification, as well as her State of Florida Child Care Advanced Director’s Credentials.
Her background in early childhood education involves curriculum instruction and training, educational leadership and research, environment assessments, and both state and national accreditation standards. She has a strong background working with profit, non-profit and corporate agencies and services in higher education. While at Palm Beach Community College and Miami Dade College, she worked on quality rating initiative projects, received High/Scope curriculum certification, partnered with local early childhood educators and providers, supported ECE students with matriculation requirements, managed and operated the MDC lab school, and collaborated with many community agencies and college departments.
In addition, Moore has past experience in the planning and design of a 29,000-square-foot child care facility as well as its successful opening and management. She also has received NAEYC accreditation for past centers she managed that achieved 100 percent in each of the 10 program standards, including meeting emerging criteria.
Moore will become the Creative School for Children’s third director in its 34 year history. Her first day at UCF was January 22. Creative School for Children is in the Division of Student Development and Enrollment Services (SDES).