Vonetta T. Rhodes is a proud mother, educator, administrator, trainer/consultant, adjunct professor, and advocate. She has worked in the field of early childhood education since 1993. She earned a master's in elementary education with a concentration in language arts from the University at Buffalo. Her motto is, "Care is education and education is care." Rhodes believes this is a monumental and unprecedented time of recognition, accomplishment, and life-changing advancement in the field of early care and education, and therefore her work is just beginning.