Fran Simon, the Chief Engagement Officer of Engagement Strategies, has been a professional Early Childhood educator and a passionate technologist since 1981. After 15 years as a multi-site child care administrator, where among other duties, she was responsible for technology integration and marketing, she followed her heart to a new career in marketing and Internet development. In her subsequent positions at Teaching Strategies, Inc. and The National Association of Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies, she honed her expertise in marketing, webinars, web site and online system development in the early education market. For more than 25 years in the field, technology and social media have always been at the heart of her work in early childhood education.
Now, as the founder of her own national marketing, educational technology and webinar production consulting company, Fran continues to engage at the convergence of early childhood and technology. She is a contributing author on technology and social media for Child Care information Exchange, frequently presents at national conferences, and provides consulting, training and coaching to businesses and corporations. She served as a Board Member and Vice President of the Technology and Young Children Interest Forum of NAEYC. Fran is also the founder and producer of Early Childhood Investigations, a free webinar series for early childhood administrators, and the Co-Author of Digital Decisions: Choosing the Right Technology Tools for Early Childhood Education, which is due in the fall, 2012 (Gryphon House). Fran has a BA and a M.Ed. in Early Childhood Education. She lives in metropolitan Washington, DC.
What is this Site?
A membership commmunity for realiable information about technology in early education.
Who We Are
Karen Nemeth, Ed.M. and Fran Simon, M.Ed. - early learning experts with a passion for helping educators use technology to achieve their goals.
We designed ECETech.net to give early childhood educators an easy online resource for reliable information about technology implementation.