Carol Prentice is an experienced project manager. Currently she oversees the implementation of an online developmental screening tool for Alaska’s Early Intervention Program (2012-2019). From 2003 to 2008, Carol was the Project Manager for Alaska’s System for Early Education Development (SEED), the home for professional development for the early childhood workforce. Strong interpersonal skills, understanding the desired outcomes, the ability to meet timelines, and attention to detail combine to help clients successfully complete projects.
Research and Writing
Prentice Consulting led a team of early childhood experts in the development of Alaska’s Core Knowledge and Competencies document, combining her research, writing, and project management skills. Prentice Consulting conducted the research for the Early Care and Learning Program Inventory for Alaska’s Department of Education and Early Development, utilizing data from multiple sources in Alaska. This project led to further in-depth analyses of regional and and community data.
Planning and Evaluation
Prentice Consulting has conducted strategic planning sessions with several nonprofit agencies, including the Juneau Symphony, Alaska Head Start, the Association for the Education of Young Children (SE Alaska), and the State of Alaska Early Intervention Program. Her background in planning and evaluation includes both practice and theory, having taught Managing Nonprofit Organizations as an adjunct faculty at the University of Alaska Southeast for several years. Prentice Consulting was the external evaluator for RurAL CAP’s Parents as Teachers programs from 2012 to 2016. Additional evaluation work includes the development and implementation of surveys for the Juneau Economic Development Council’s Engineering is Elementary STEM program.
Training and Facilitation
Prentice started her career in Alaska as a trainer for the State of Alaska Division of Personnel, developing and delivering training throughout the state on supervision, performance evaluation, communication, cultural awareness, and customer service. She has facilitated scores of meetings earning praise for her inclusive style and effective group facilitation techniques. Examples include facilitation for Alaska’s Early Childhood Professional Development Plan, Quality Rating and Improvement System planning, and Alaska’s Early Intervention Strategic Plan.