acknowledgments We’d like to thank the many people who contributed stories, examples, and
photos to this workbook, including Lorrie Baird and the staff of Kawartha Child
Care Services; the Burlington Little School; Martin Luther King Day Home
Center; United Way Bright Beginnings in Houston, Texas; Christie Colunga and
colleagues at Paradise Valley Community College; Laura McAllister and Sound
Child Care Solutions; Valerie Rajotte and Montgomery Child Care Association;
Anne Hentschel; Kristie Norwood; and Ijumaa Jordan. We also thank our early
childhood colleagues in New Zealand for inspiring us with their work on learn-
ing stories and professional development.
We are very grateful to David Heath, Carla Valadez, and the entire Redleaf Press
team for their insights and skills.
And we give a special thanks to our families for their patience, understanding,
and continued support.