Rachel Theilheimer is professor emerita at the Borough of Manhattan Community College/City University of New York. She has also taught at Bank Street College of Education and New Mexico State University. She is coauthor with Virginia Casper of Early Childhood Education: Learning Together. In addition, she has published articles about infants and toddlers, equity issues, and teacher education. She has taught and directed programs for children from 6 months through 2nd grade. Her doctorate is from Teachers College.