Louis Hamlyn-Harris undertook his teacher training in Brisbane, Australia and has taught in Reggio Emilia inspired settings in Australia, Vietnam and the USA. In 2014 he moved to New York City to help open Explore and Discover, an infant toddler center and preschool in Kipps Bay, where he was a founding Head Teacher and Curriculum Coordinator. For his work at E&D, Louis was recognized as New Professional Leader of 2016 by the NYSAEYC. In 2016 he joined Educational Alliance as Associate Director of the Preschool at Manny Cantor Center. In 2018, he launched UPK at Manny Cantor Center, an integrated, blended-funding program for 4-year olds serving families across the economic spectrum on the Lower East Side.