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Published by Redleaf Press 10 Yorkton Court St. Paul, MN 55117 © 2012 by Gigi Schweikert All rights reserved. Unless otherwise noted on a specific page, no portion of this publication may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopying, recording, or capturing on any information storage and retrieval system, without permission in writing from the publisher, except by a reviewer, who may quote brief passages in a critical article or review to be printed in a magazine or newspaper, or electronically transmitted on radio, television, or the Internet. First edition 2012 Cover design by Jim Handrigan Cover photograph © jo unruh / iStockphoto Interior designed by Erin Kirk New Printed in the United States of America 18 17 16 15 14 13 12 11  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data Schweikert, Gigi, 1962–   Winning ways for early childhood professionals : being a professional /   Gigi Schweikert.   p. cm.   ISBN 978-1-60554-001-6 1. Early childhood educators—Professional relationships. I. Title. LB1775.6.S38 2012 372.21—dc23 2011026612 Printed on acid-free paper