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Faculty of Community Services


A dynamic, committed team of faculty and staff make up Ryerson’s School of Early Childhood Studies. Together, we support student success, advance innovation in teaching and lead research that drives positive change.

    • rachel-berman
    • PhD
      Graduate Program Director and Associate Professor
      Phone: 416-979-5000, ext.7695
      Areas of Expertise:
      • Mothering, parenting, family engagement, perspectives of children and youth.
      • Methods of inquiry, including social research with children and critical qualitative inquiry.
      • Feminist and Critical Race Theory.
      • 'Race' in early childhood settings.
    • Catherine Moher
    • BAA, MA, Human Services Management diploma, RECE
      Phone: 416-979-5000, ext. 2535
      Areas of Expertise:
      • Manage Gerrard Resource Centre (GRC) operations.
      • Manage GRC field educators, practicum students and interprofessional placements.
      • Facilitate GRC faculty and student research projects.
      • Facilitate workshops on family support and children with disabilities.
      • Manage GRC website content and supportALL e-newsletter.
      • Chair and lead community-based networks.
      • Manage Family Supports and Community Engagement course series for the Chang School.
    • Stickhead base
    • Diploma in Montessori, Community Leadership Certificate, ECE Certificate
      Emergency Child Care Coordinator and Evening Program Coordinator
      Phone: 416-972-1319, ext. 254