Richard Peterson has over 20 years of experience in early childhood education where he has been involved with the direct and indirect instruction of students. As the Vice President of Education, Peterson provides daily support to the Kiddie Academy education department in the areas of curriculum, assessment, training, accreditation and childcare licensing. Prior to joining Kiddie Academy, he led education and operations for the eastern division of an employer-sponsored child care company and spent more than 20 years in multi-site management in educational settings. Peterson holds a B.S. in Biology from the University of Maryland. He is also a father of four, and a grandfather of two, both of whom he works with constantly on their education and personal development.