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Patricia Cameron is an expert in early childhood education quality improvement, special education, and technical assistance. She brings a strong belief that achieving quality in education is an ongoing journey, and not a destination, to her work promoting young children’s school readiness, success, and well-being.
Cameron is a member of the training and technical assistance team for the EDC-led Center for Early Learning Professionals. In this capacity, she supports early childhood programs across Rhode Island in drawing on evidence-based practices to enhance the quality of their programs and achieve a higher star rating in Bright Stars, Rhode Island’s quality rating and improvement system (QRIS).
Earlier in her career at EDC, Cameron provided technical assistance on a national level for the Project LAUNCH and Safe Schools/Healthy Families initiatives. She also worked on the New Director Coaching Initiative for the Head Start National Center on Program Management and Fiscal Operations.
Cameron is a coauthor of several publications on bullying prevention, including Bullying Prevention and Intervention: A Guide for the Individualized Education Program (IEP) Team and Bullying Prevention: A Guide for School Personnel and Parents. She is also featured in SpecialQuest training videos on transition at age 3 and serves on the MA Special-Quest State Leadership Team.
Before joining EDC, Cameron served as Massachusetts’ 619 Coordinator for preschool special education with the Department of Early Education and Care. She provided guidance to public schools, parents, and early education and care providers regarding eligibility for special education, transition, and compliance. All of her work is grounded in her firsthand knowledge of PreK to Grade 3 learning and teaching, gleaned from two decades of serving as an early childhood education program director, lead teacher, and teacher.
Cameron received a BS in Elementary Education (K–8) from Plymouth State University.