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DOUBLE TAP TO ZOOM WITH PHONE OR TABLET Acknowledgments I am so grateful for the collective wisdom and support that enable me to think and write on topics that are important and interesting. I wish to thank my family, my team at Redleaf Press, my colleagues in Head Start, and everyone involved in public school systems, child care centers, professional associations, teacher unions, for-profit and nonprofit organizations, faith-based programs, higher education, and government. A special acknowledgment for the staff, governing board, and members of NAEYC, who lead the way in early childhood education. I am proud to be a part of this forward-thinking community of educators. A big thank you to Carla Valadez, my editor, who expertly guided the writing of this book. xi COPYRIGHTED MATERIAL