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The early years of a child's life prove to be the best window of opportunity for discovery and learning. All early learning experiences acquired has a dramatic effect on later adult development by reducing school failure and increasing educational attainment.

The Exceptional 
Years Zone

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Petrea Hicks M. Ed.

Early Education Specialist

Petrea Hicks is an author, trainer, mentor/coach and consultant. She has presented locally and nationally at N.A.E.Y.C's annual conferences and is internationally recognized by Child Care Exchange Magazine's Exchange Leadership Initiative.

XYZ Childhood


XYZ The End Result, LLC is an internationally accredited professional training company that provides virtual and in-person courses and workshops that use current research in early care and education reflecting the use of adult learning principles.


Each course/workshop:

  • Includes the behavior the trainer expects participants to demonstrate as a result of the course and can be used to evaluate the success of the session;

  • Includes multiple types of activities/presentation methods to meet the various learning styles of the adult learner;

  • Cites references/resources throughout training content;

  • Includes areas that will incorporate special needs and cultural considerations, modifications and/or discussion.

  • Includes an assessment that determines that a participant has successfully met the objective of the course that includes but not limited to, written or oral tests, demonstration, observation, portfolio or a combination of methods.


Developmental Screening and Assessment

Community and Family Engagement

Math and Science Training

Curriculum and Developmentally Appropriate Practice

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Child Development

Kids in Preschool

Our Clients...

"Petrea Hicks was helpful and chock full of information. She was lively and presented the information well."

The Children in the Shoe

Rockville, Maryland

"Even though the language and information was technical, Petrea did a super job giving examples that helped me relate to the information."

Frederick Family Child Care Association 

Frederick, Maryland      

"Petrea was very engaging and insightful and really expanded the teacher's knowledge. She was able to cater to the different learning styles of staff; auditory, visual learners as well as provide hands-on activity discussion."

Director, Parent of Preschoolers, Inc.

Bethesda, Maryland              

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