Our
GROUP!

OUR GROUP is a collective of mission based Play Advocates!
Our goal is to help kids build strong brains + bodies through the power of PLAY!

OUR LEADERS include:

Laurel Tucker, Co-Founder
Laurel has devoted her life to helping her children and others grow healthy brains and bodies – over the years she has worked with Gerber, Kellogg, Skittles, Oscar Meyer, Imagination Playground – more!
David Krishock, Co-Founder
David has proudly led and supported the following child focused companies –  Ronald McDonald House, General Mills for Kids, Scholastic, Imagination Playground – more!

ADVISOR GROUP
BRIGHT DAY FOUNDATION

Welcome to our Bright Day Foundation Advisor Group. We have invited some of the finest global minds in young adult learning and development.

Ayumi Nakanishi
Tokyo, Japan + Jarkarta, Indonesia

Educator + Artist – Photojournalist, Documentary Filmmaker, Photographer, Author
Non-Executive Director – BorneLund Inc., Tokyo Japan. Proudly bringing play to the children of Japan for over 45 years.
Author – “Earth at Play” published in 2004 – a story of visiting 30 countries, and thousands of children, documenting how important play is to their development.

“I travel the world creating words, pictures, and stories proving that play is what changes the future for our children.”

San Francisco State University, USA: Degrees in Journalism, Photojournalism, Graphic Design + Photography
Tamagawa University, JAPAN: Degree in Fine Arts, Painting + Lithography

Changsook Kim
Seoul, South Korea

Educator + Entrepreneur – Chairperson + Owner – Regio Emilia Inspired kindergartens, as well as PIM (Play In Museum) centers.
Global Early Education Consultant + College Lecturer

“Each year I welcome thousands of children to my schools and centers – where we work to ensure these children can play, relax, release, and express themselves – building their social, emotional, creative and physical skills.  We have been guiding the development of children for over 30 years.”

National Ministers Award for Contribution to Early Childhood Education – 2020
PhD, Dankook University – Teachers College

Dominic A.A. Randolph
New York, New York, USA

Educator + Innovator – Head of School, Riverdale Country School, an independent K-12 school, Bronx, NY.
Founder – Plussed+, a learning experience design studio at Riverdale.

“I have worked with schools globally for over 35 years – and am currently developing a new school in Hanoi, Vietnam. I love this quote by philosopher and psychologist Carl Jung
‘The creation of something new is not accomplished by the intellect but by the play instinct.’”

BA, Harvard University
M. Ed, Harvard University 

Heather Pinedo-Burns
New York, New York, USA

Educator + Thought Leader – Head of Lower School – Speyer School, New York, NY
Head of Hollingworth Preschool, Columbia Teachers College Lab School (former)

“We need to respect children… how can we as adults demonstrate respect?… we can begin by showing our love of play!”

PhD, Columbia University Teachers College

Karyn Flynn
San Francisco, California, USA

Educator + Business Leader – Founder – Holos. Curated source of information on health, wellness, longevity and purposeful living for women journeying through midlife.
Chief Executive Officer, Chairperson and Trustee – Bay Area Children’s Discovery Museum + Preschool (former) .
Vice President (former) – Goldman Sachs, Investment Management

“I have seen firsthand the power of play in fostering creative thinking and problem solving in young children – and these are the traits we need to be developing in the future citizens of our world.”

BA, University of California
MBA, London Business School

OUR
GROUP!

OUR GROUP is a collective of mission based Play Advocates!

Our goal is to help kids build strong brains + bodies through the power of PLAY!

OUR LEADERS include:
Laurel Tucker, Co-Founder
Laurel has devoted her life to helping her children and others  grow healthy brains and bodies – over the years she has worked with Gerber, Kellogg, Skittles, Oscar Meyer, Imagination Playground – more!
:
David Krishock, Co-Founder
David has proudly led and supported the following child focused companies –  Ronald McDonald House, General Mills for Kids, Scholastic, Imagination Playground – more!

ADVISOR GROUP
BRIGHT DAY FOUNDATION

Welcome to our Bright Day Foundation Advisor Group. We have invited some of the finest global minds in young adult learning and development.

Ayumi Nakanishi
Tokyo, Japan + Jarkarta, Indonesia

Educator + Artist – Photojournalist, Documentary Filmmaker, Photographer, Author
Non-Executive Director – BorneLund Inc., Tokyo Japan. Proudly bringing play to the children of Japan for over 45 years.
Author – “Earth at Play” published in 2004 – a story of visiting 30 countries, and thousands of children, documenting how important play is to their development.

“I travel the world creating words, pictures, and stories proving that play is what changes the future for our children.”

San Francisco State University, USA: Degrees in Journalism, Photojournalism, Graphic Design + Photography
Tamagawa University, JAPAN: Degree in Fine Arts, Painting + Lithography

Changsook Kim
Seoul, South Korea

Educator + Entrepreneur – Chairperson + Owner – Regio Emilia Inspired kindergartens, as well as PIM (Play In Museum) centers.
Global Early Education Consultant + College Lecturer

“Each year I welcome thousands of children to my schools and centers – where we work to ensure these children can play, relax, release, and express themselves – building their social, emotional, creative and physical skills.  We have been guiding the development of children for over 30 years.”

National Ministers Award for Contribution to Early Childhood Education – 2020
PhD, Dankook University – Teachers College

Dominic A.A. Randolph
New York, New York, USA

Educator + Innovator – Head of School, Riverdale Country School, an independent K-12 school, Bronx, NY.
Founder – Plussed+, a learning experience design studio at Riverdale.

“I have worked with schools globally for over 35 years – and am currently developing a new school in Hanoi, Vietnam. I love this quote by philosopher and psychologist Carl Jung
‘The creation of something new is not accomplished by the intellect but by the play instinct.’”

BA, Harvard University
M. Ed, Harvard University 

Heather Pinedo-Burns
New York, New York, USA

Educator + Thought Leader – Head of Lower School – Speyer School, New York, NY
Head of Hollingworth Preschool, Columbia Teachers College Lab School (former)

“We need to respect children… how can we as adults demonstrate respect?… we can begin by showing our love of play!”

PhD, Columbia University Teachers College

Karyn Flynn
San Francisco, California, USA

Educator + Business Leader – Founder – Holos. Curated source of information on health, wellness, longevity and purposeful living for women journeying through midlife.
Chief Executive Officer, Chairperson and Trustee – Bay Area Children’s Discovery Museum + Preschool (former) .
Vice President (former) – Goldman Sachs, Investment Management

“I have seen firsthand the power of play in fostering creative thinking and problem solving in young children – and these are the traits we need to be developing in the future citizens of our world.”

BA, University of California
MBA, London Business School

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Bright Day Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nationally registered charitable organization whose sole mission is to help parents and educators understand and support the benefits of play-based learning in the development of all children. To learn more about the Bright Day companies please visit either www.brightdatfoundation.org or www.brightdaybigblocks.com or call +1(818)914-6541