Linda Mills, President of Mills Consulting Group, has worked in the early childhood field for over thirty years and is nationally recognized as a leader in employer-supported dependent care services. Her expertise includes:
- Research for state governments regarding their child care delivery systems, in particular on topics such as school readiness, the child care workforce and recruitment and retention
- Corporate, university, and non-profit child care feasibility studies and initiatives including center start-up, tuition assistance plans, back-up care, and summer programs
- Development of collaboratives designed to support work-life initiatives
- Feasibility studies, needs assessment surveys and focus groups
Ms. Mills has vast experience working with early care professionals, parents, and students in a variety of settings. She has taught child development, early education curriculum and parenting classes at the college level. She has also served as a family services coordinator at a contracted care facility, which included working with parents on a weekly basis addressing issues such as work and home balance. Ms. Mills has advised policy-makers on child care issues, addressed U.S. and European conferences on work-life issues, and lectures often at colleges and universities. She also has consulted extensively with resource and referral agencies across the country and is a founding board member of the National Association of Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies (NACCRRA). Ms. Mills received her B.S. in Child Development from the University of Rhode Island, and her M.S. in Leadership in Early Childhood Education from Wheelock College.
Janet joined Mills Consulting Group in 2000. She serves as the lead writer, researcher and editor for the firm working on a variety of topics including child care program evaluation, early education, child care workforce issues, and work-life initiatives. She also develops research questionnaires, conducts interviews, and compiles and analyzes research for trends and key findings. She has extensive experience in writing and editing research reports, needs assessments, web-based articles and newsletters, child care tip sheets, proposals and work plans. Ms. Hanrahan is a former early childhood educator, and worked as a manager and child care-parent counselor at a corporate work-life consulting company. Prior to joining Mills Consulting Group she worked as a writer and editor at a web-based company for child care professionals, families and pediatricians. Her educational background includes training in the family child care field, and a B.F.A. from the Rhode Island School of Design.
Maureen has been with Mills Consulting Group since 2011. She serves as the Office Manager, supporting overall accounting activities, record keeping, purchasing, and other administrative tasks. She has experience working as a bookkeeper and office manager at a variety of different businesses including restaurants, manufacturing companies and financial companies. Maureen has a degree in Business Management.