Nancy Moretti began working in the field of early care and education in 1988 and has worked as a teacher assistant, lead teacher, head teacher, director, and executive director in the child care industry. Furthermore, she served as the owner of Just For Kids Early Childhood Learning Center in Smithfield, Rhode Island from September of 1997 through May of 2016. Emerging from her passion of working with her staff, Nancy began teaching in higher education in April of 2006. Over the years, Nancy has served as an adjunct as well as a full-time professor and is currently the department chair of early childhood and general education at Penn Foster.
In 1988, Nancy received a diploma in child day care management from the former International Correspondence School (now known as Penn Foster). Nancy received her an AA in early childhood education and special education, from the Community College of Rhode Island, a BS degree in child development from Concordia University, and a MS in early childhood education administration from Nova Southeastern University. Additionally, she holds the status of Ed.D. (ABD) in early childhood education from Northcentral University and most recently earned her second MS in higher education administration and leadership from Kaplan University.
Nancy is a RI certified early childhood educator; a PA Keys certified higher education instructor and a Professional Development Specialist for the Council for Professional Recognition. In addition, Nancy serves in several leadership roles for the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC); she is one of the Student Interest Forum Facilitators, volunteers as a NCATE - NAEYC Peer Reviewer as well as an Annual Conference Reviewer. Additionally, she has presented locally as well as nationally and has presented at KDP, NAEYC, and ACEI.