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Double tap to zoom in and out on mobile devices. “Learning from the Bumps in the Road is a well-conceived and personally engaged depiction of some of the most salient and critical issues pertinent to the field of early childhood education. The book’s intro- duction states that ‘learning is a lifelong adventure’ and that ‘learn- ing should be joyful.’ The authors invite us along with them on their learning journey, and in their unique, personal, and playful style, they share with us the details of their joyful adventure. This book is itself a joy and an adventure—I invite you to enjoy it as much as I have. You will learn much during your journey and be better prepared for and informed about helping young children and families meet the chal- lenges of early childhood and beyond.” Mark Ginsberg, PhD, dean and professor of the College of Education and Human Development at George Mason University “This book is an invitation to be on a journey of self-discovery with four of the field’s visionary leaders. Along the way, you’ll get to know your- self as an educator, leader, mentor, advocate, and world citizen. It’s all here. The authors skillfully weave a rich tapestry of theory, practice, research, and wisdom with life experience, practical tools, and perspec- tives grounded in the lives of the children, families, and communities that call our programs home. They have saved each of us a place at the table—join them!” Claire Chang, associate vice president of grants and program at Minnesota Philanthropy Partners Copyrighted Material