Acknowledgments COPYRIGHTED MATERIAL
toward curriculum helped develop two-thirds of these projects. I am happy you
will get to see her work in this book.
Special thanks also go to Leslie Roffman and Cassie Britton, my partners in
my first publishing experience two years ago. I would never have had the cour-
age to try this on my own if we hadn’t figured it out together! As director and
program director at The Little School, their ideas are woven directly into the
fabric of this book.
My thanks to fellow faculty members in the early childhood education
department at San Francisco State University, especially Debra Luna, Barbara
Henderson, Daniel Meier, Mina Kim, Phonita Yuen, Laura Miles-Banta, Kimberly
Hughes, Darcy Campbell, and Nkechi Nwankwo.
Love and thanks to friends and family who provided ideas, pep talks, food,
drinks, and company: Leon Wanerman, Paddy Goodhart, Megan Hinchliffe, Zev
Wanerman, Arlo Wanerman, Laura Phipps, Guy Phipps, Brian Wanerman, Brad
Goodhart, Nancy Rosenblum, Sarah Maxwell, Leah Maxwell, Brian Kreischer,
Gage Kenady, Mark Pothier, Kee Fricke, Ray Wilcox, Brie McFarland, Jennifer
DiGioia, Hui Li, Jae Paik, Taoran Zheng, Jiryu Thongnamsap, Janice Bressler,
Tamara Scheulov, and Samantha Grey.
Finally, my deepest acknowledgment must go to Dr. Lilian Katz and Sylvia
Chard, authors of Engaging Children’s Minds: The Project Approach; to Loris
Malaguzzi, Lella Gandini, Carlina Rinaldi, Sergio Spaggiari, and all the Italian
educators who developed unique inquiry-based early childhood pedagogy; and
to Carolyn Edwards, George Forman, and the American educators who adapted
Italian approaches for our culture and for toddlers.
My sincere, paint-splattered gratitude to you all!