Miriam Beloglovsky is a professor of early childhood education at Cosumnes River College in Sacramento. She is a keynote speaker and presents numerous workshops on child development, loose parts, play, and early learning. She has also led community building and leadership training for nonprofit organizations and community agencies. She is co-author of the award-winning Loose Parts series.
Michelle Grant-Groves is the executive director of the I3 Institute: Inquiry, Intention and Innovation, a design and education consulting firm dedicated to bridging early care and education systems, Birth–3rd Grade, and beyond. She is also the executive director for the Center of Gravity, a STEM-based early childhood education lab school for the Institute. Michelle’s life work is anchored in advancing racial equity and inclusion and sees inquiry as a core lever for community transformation. She has 20+ years of experience in the field of education, having served as a teacher, school-site and district administrator, worthy-wage advocate, author, designer, college instructor, facilitator, and presenter.