Beth Alley Wise

Former member of Disney’s creative development team, author of more than 50 books and programs for young children, contributor to 150 highly-acclaimed educational products for LeapFrog, K12, Harcourt, McGraw-Hill, and others. Mom and former early childhood teacher.

Joellyn Cicciarelli

Former editor for Fred Rogers of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, contributing writer for Jay Jay the Jet Plane. Author and songwriter of numerous award-winning books, songs, and curriculum materials for young children. Mom and former early childhood teacher.

Children are naturally inquisitive, open, trusting, energetic, and happy. It is our privilege and duty to be sure these qualities are nurtured and channeled in constructive ways.

– Dr. Sharon Landesman Ramey and Dr. Craig T. Ramey, InvestiGator Club Senior Advisors

Dr. Craig T. Ramey and Dr. Sharon Landesman Ramey

Founding directors of the Georgetown University Center on Health and Education. Conducted longitudinal research with more than 100,000 young children. Published 500 scientific manuscripts and many educational articles and books, including Right from Birth and Going to School, which were the basis of two award-winning public television series. Principal investigators on research grants from the National Institutes of Health, the Department of Education, and private foundations

Dr. Timothy Shanahan

Distinguished Professor Emeritus, University of Illinois at Chicago. Past president of the International Reading Association and inducted into the Reading Hall of Fame. Served on the White House Assembly on Reading, Chair of the National Early Literacy Panel and author of the NELP Report.

Judy L. Harris

Formerly CEO and Director of Carson-Dellosa Publishing, CEO and Director of Smarterville (Hooked on Phonics), President and CEO of Channel One Network, Executive Vice President of Business at PBS, and Senior Vice President and General Manager of Consumer and Educational Products at Discovery Communications. As Vice President of Corporate Development at Binney and Smith, responsible for extending the Crayola brand; created and developed educational and media resources for parents and children.

Ellen Galinsky

President and Co-Founder of Families and Work Institute and a past president of NAEYC (National Association for the Education of Young Children). Author of best-selling book, Mind in the Making: The Seven Essential Life Skills Every Child Needs, which is included in the InvestiGator Club® comprehensive prekindergarten learning system.