535 Centerville Road, Suite 201
Warwick, RI 02886
Brenda Potter is an expert in child development, early care and education, and program development and quality improvement. Her extensive work in center-based and home visiting programs serving high-risk populations, public school inclusive early childhood classrooms, and parent education informs her current training and technical assistance support.
Potter is a member of EDC’s Rhode Island-based Center for Early Learning Professionals team. In this initiative, she is providing technical assistance to early education programs that are committed to strengthening the quality of their services for children and families and advancing Rhode Island’s quality continuum.
Currently an early childhood and family life education instructor at the University of Rhode Island, Potter is a certified RIELDS instructor and state lead trainer of the RIELDS Fun Family Activities and a Certified Family Life Educator with the National Council on Family Relations. She also serves as a member of the Rhode Island Early Learning and Development Standards and Assessment Committee.
Potter authored Integrating Children into a Mixed-Age Child Care Setting (1995), a five-part home study course designed for family child care providers. She has designed and implemented family literacy and home visiting programs in Massachusetts and Rhode Island.
Before joining EDC, Potter was the Title I Program Officer of Early Childhood, Family Education and Engagement and a Program Manager with the North Kingstown RI Office of Family Learning for over 16 years. She served as a trainer and technical assistance consultant with the RI Dept. of Education for nine years.
Potter holds an MS in Early Childhood Education from Wheelock College.