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Florence Ann Romano

Photograph by Rife Ponce Photography (Maggie Rife)

About The Author

Florence Ann Romano is an author, philanthropist, businesswoman, and village and childcare advocate with a sparkling personality. With an eye for marketing, Romano flourishes as both an advisor for and the vice president of business strategy for Yakkety Yak, a strategic branding and content production company for businesses. Florence is proud member of the board of directors at the Children’s Research Fund, an incredible organization that supports the pediatric research at Lurie Children’s Hospital in Chicago. She is also a founding member of Sesame Street’s Leadership Council and is on the board of directors for Female Strong, a non-profit organization that seeks to empower girls by teaching valuable leadership and business skills. After spending more than fifteen years as a childcare provider, during which she was known as the Windy City Nanny, Romano is the authority on childcare and family support in this new millennium and has more than five hundred media appearances discussing these topics. Born and raised just outside of Chicago, Romano earned a bachelor of science degree in performance theatre at Bradley University. Romano wants to show people that not only is the saying “It takes a village” true, but also how important the need for community is. For more information, please visit


Books by Florence Ann Romano