The mission of the Early Childhood Education Club of the University of Tennessee is to advocate for the education of young children and to cultivate and foster leaders in the field of early childhood education by offering opportunities to
- Engage in service learning and community outreach
- Form supportive relationships within the field of early childhood education to increase networking opportunities
- Foster leadership amongst members through various networking, training, and learning opportunities in the early childhood community.
Robyn Brookshire, Advisor
Robyn Brookshire is the Director of the Early Learning Center for Research and Practice. Her work focuses on the preparation of early childhood teachers as well as ongoing professional growth and learning of currently practicing teachers. She provides pedagogical leadership and support to educators at the Early Learning Center, with influences from Italian early care and education and the emerging nature-based pedagogical movement in education.