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Faculty of Community Services


A dynamic, committed team of faculty, contract lecturers 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 (On sabbatical January 1 - June 30, 2020) 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.
    • Diploma in Montessori, Community Leadership Certificate, ECE Certificate
      Emergency Child Care Coordinator and Evening Program Coordinator
      Phone: 416-972-1319, ext. 254