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Rice, Joan

Rice, Joan
Joan Rice, R.N., B.S.N., Parent Educator and Pediatric Nurse, is a graduate of Duke University and holds a California Adult Education Teaching Credential in Parent Education. She has worked as a Pediatric Nurse at Duke University Medical Center, Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles and on a Child Psychiatric Unit at the Medical University of South Carolina. She taught Pediatric Nursing and Psychiatric Nursing at the Memorial Hospital School of Nursing in South Bend, Indiana.

For the past thirty years she has taught parenting classes. As the Director of Parent Education and Staff Development of the Princeton Family Resource Center for fourteen years, she was responsible for a parent education and support center serving approximately 250 families a week. She was the Infant/Toddler Program Director for the Warner Bros. Children’s Center for its opening year. She is now teaching parenting classes in California at the Burbank Preschool Education Program, the Parent Participation Programs of Arroyo Grande and San Luis Obispo, Allan Hancock College, the Foster Parent Program at Cuesta College and at Warner Bros. Studios.

While teaching parenting classes for 30 years, she has developed a deep understanding of what concerns parents. Each chapter of Parenting Solutions will be like attending a thought-provoking, behavior-changing parenting workshop.

Credentials and Licenses:
  • Professional Clear Designated Subjects Adult Education Teaching Credential: Parent Education; California Commission on Teacher Credentialing.
  • California School Nurse Credential (Clear Health Services Credential)
  • New Jersey School Nurse Certificate
  • California Registered Nurse License
  • Completed The Supervision and Administration of Early Childhood Programs classes at UCLA (completing the California Department of Social Services requirements for Infant Program Director of a Child Care Center).

Professional Seminars Attended:
  • Dr. T. Berry Brazelton, Pediatrician at Boston Children’s Hospital and Author of over 20 parenting books including Touchpoints and Discipline the Brazelton Way
  • Dr. Burton White, Psychologist, Author of the First Three Years of Life
  • Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish, authors of How to Talk So Kids Will Listen and Listen So Kids Will Talk.

Honors Received:
  • Graduated first in her class from Duke University School of Nursing
  • Inducted into Sigma Theta Tau, National Honor Society of Nursing
  • Who's Who in American Colleges and Universities
  • Two times in Who's Who in American Nursing.

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