This February, we’re reminded to celebrate Black History Month and continue educating ourselves on the past and present issues facing Black people around the world. African-Americans have had a monumental impact on many aspects of society but especially the education industry. Despite the changes and improvements over the years, the industry still has a long way to go and Black people continue to face challenges as owners, directors, and staff members.

In a recent webinar, Kangarootime was joined by three influential Black entrepreneurs in the ECE industry. Audra Wilson-Russell, Dani Christine, and Latrice Crawford came together to discuss their backgrounds, challenges with race in the ECE industry and what keeps them motivated as entrepreneurs.

Audra Wilson-Russell is the owner of WATS CPA, a virtual accounting firm based in Florida that focuses on the childcare industry. Latrice Crawford is a childcare coach and owner of her brand, The Childcare Chic. Dani Christine is an educational consultant, owner of two childcare centers, and owner of

To hear from these entrepreneurs, be sure to watch the webinar below.

Audra Wilson-Russell
Latrice Crawford

Dani Christine

Kangarootime is the leading all-in-one childcare management software for daycares and preschools. With billing and invoicing capabilities, parent communication and staff management tools and classroom automation, Kangarootime helps childcare centers grow and scale. To learn more about optimizing your center with Kangarootime, visit

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