Explorations Unlimited, LLC is committed to advocate for and provide resources, training and support for linguistically and culturally responsive, developmentally appropriate practices in early childhood education programs.

What Clients Say About Us

Khadija Lewis Khan, M.Ed
Khadija Lewis Khan, M.Ed Executive Director
Beautiful Beginnings Child Care Center
700 Elmwood Ave. Providence, RI 02907

It has been a pleasure working with Laura Mason Zeisler in many capacities over the last 10 years. She is a dedicated early childhood professional, advocate, and trainer. She has a multitude of resources and her background working as a teacher and as an education coordinator, over the years, adds to her depth of knowledge about the practical application of the topics she addresses in her trainings. Most recently Laura has done a training and support series for some of the teacher's assistants at Beautiful Beginnings that are working on the Child Development Associate. I sought her out for this because of her ability to speak fluently in English and Spanish and access materials in both languages to help some of my dedicated, highly competent teachers that have English as a second language continue their professional growth. In short, Laura is a dynamic professional that is an asset to the field of early childhood education!

Debbie Durant
Debbie Durant Director
Smith Hill Early Childhood Learning Center
Providence, RI

As a director of an urban early learning center. I feel that professional development for educators is highly important. Laura Mason Zeisler has been a valuable resource in this important area, especially in the field of diversity. She has provided training for my staff that has made a positive impact on their teaching practices. Laura is extremely knowledgeable, professional, and dedicated to improving early education practices. Her knowledge and willingness to share resources whenever needed are a valued asset to our program. My staff felt her trainings were so valuable and effective that they requested additional trainings with her. Laura clearly has a lot of enthusiasm while providing training either on a one-to-one basis or in a larger group. Her trainings are engaging, interesting, and hands-on. I would highly recommend Laura to anyone who needs assistance in the area of early learning.

Lourdes V. Pichardo
Lourdes V. Pichardo Lourdes Educational Consultant
Warwick, RI

I have known Laura Mason Zeisler since 1996. I met Laura at a conference at Rhode Island College. She approached me, talking in Spanish. Immediately, I invited her to start teaching classes, in Spanish, for home childcare providers. Laura accepted my invitation. At that point in time, she was not confident in her Spanish language skills. I offered to be with her always, and I told her that I would help her if she had any problems communicating her ideas when she would teach a class.

At that time I was a home childcare provider, running a before and after-school program. I spoke English by then, but most of my colleagues were attending trainings in English. They were only understanding, probably, less than 25% of what the presenter was saying. I always took the initiative to translate for them.

After Laura started teaching the classes, in Spanish, Hispanic home childcare providers, for the first time in Rhode Island, started to have a clear understanding of the message and the skills that a presenter was trying to bring to them. No one was offering trainings in Spanish before then.

Thanks to Laura, many home childcare providers are now prepared to work with the children, under their care, with a clear vision of professionalism, knowledge, and commitment.

I have been able to witness the improvement of Laura Mason Zeisler’s teaching skills in the Spanish language. Today I get surprised to see how, sometimes, Laura uses better words than many Spanish-speaking people that I know.

In-Depth Experience and Passion for Early Childhood Education and Care

Laura Mason Zeisler, M.Ed., is the Executive Director of Explorations Unlimited, LLC, an education consulting firm specializing in training, technical assistance, and resource evaluation and development. Explorations Unlimited, LLC was established in 1990. Ms. Zeisler has provided training and technical assistance in Spanish since 1994. She has taught in a wide variety of environments for more than 35 years, teaching children ages 2 through grade 6. Classroom environments included: dual-language immersion, public school, Montessori, Head Start, bilingual (English and Spanish), and private for-profit and non-profit centers.

Her administrative experience includes education director in an early childhood education center-based program, director of a school-age care program in a laboratory school, and acting director and head teacher in a bilingual center-based program.

She taught the first three-credit course, in Rhode Island, for before and after-school program staff, at Rhode Island College in 1996, and taught in Spanish the first three-credit course, in Rhode Island, on Child Growth and Development being taught in Spanish in 2011 and again in 2012.

She also has provided professional development for teachers, college students, media specialists, and social service workers through college courses, pre-service, and in-service training, and conferences around the U.S.

She has been actively involved in a number of early care and education and school-age care professional organizations, and has served as President of the Rhode Island Association for the Education of Young Children and as Chair of the Diversity Council of the New England Association for the Education of Young Children. She co-authored Gender Equity in Children's Literature, and has had several articles published in professional journals and newsletters.

Her clients include: Children's Friend, Ready to Learn Providence, Beautiful Beginnings, Smith Hill Early Learning Center, Quincy Community Action Programs, Inc., Lourdes V. Pichardo, Consultant, Carrusel at Progreso Latino, Brown/Foxpoint Early Childhood Education Center, Mt. Hope Day Care Center, Rhode Island Education Media Association, Central Falls Even Start, Providence School Department, Childspan, Rhode Island Department of Education, Reading is Fundamental, DS Robinson Associates, Henry Barnard School Explorations, East Bay Head Start, Reservoir Avenue School, Polaroid Education Program, Albany YMCA, Killingly Public Schools, Tritown Head Start, Providence Head Start, Family Resources, Mulberry Child Care Center, Buttonwoods School for Young Children, Bellingham Early Childhood Program Christopher Rhodes School, and North Smithfield School Department, Pennsylvania State University, Caring for Connecticut's Kids, Anti-Defamation League/World of Difference Program, Project Connect, Sunrise Academy, Learning Tree Store, East Hartford/Glastonbury Magnet School, Massachusetts Family Day Care System, Rhode Island Education Media Association, and Manchester Memorial Hospital.