Gaye: To Bruce, with all my love
Marlyn: To my husband and life partner, Chuck, for his ever-present support
and encouragement. And in memory of my dad for giving me the courage of
my convictions and for always asking me “Why?”
From both of us: To Betty Jones, Laila Aaen, and Louise Derman-
Sparks. You all inspired us to make the most of our Pacific Oaks experiences,
both as students and as faculty. Thank you for all of your contributions to our
thinking and understanding about early childhood practices.