About Us

Heart of a Child (H💜C) was founded by Reeva Sullivan Murphy, a seasoned childcare administrator and policy expert who most recently led the Vermont Department for Children and Families Child Development Division since 2009. 


Reeva's work spans over 35 years working with young children and families, early childhood professionals, public officials, and policymakers in roles that range from direct teaching, program development and directing, curriculum design and development, training, teaching, and mentoring; to administration on a larger scale, policy and systems work, and complex program implementation on a state level.

H💜C was established to advance positive change in the early childhood landscape, increase evidence informed innovation in policy and practice, and promote expansion of high quality services in early care and learning and early childhood integrated systems.