Cindy Mahr has been the Executive Director and CFO of In A Kid’s World, a private early learning center located in Rock Island, Illinois, since 1995. She has been in the early care and education field for over forty years, moving from teacher assistant, preschool teacher, school-age teacher, director, and now co-owner of her center. Cindy possesses an undergraduate degree in child development and a master’s degree in early childhood administration. Additionally, Cindy has served in leadership positions in the early childhood community. These have included serving on the boards of: the Early Childhood Coalition, Quad Cities AEYC, Past President of Illinois AEYC, and is now the Secretary for ILDOCC. Cindy is also an advocate for children, families, direct-service providers, and high-quality early childhood experiences.