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DOUBLE TAP TO ZOOM WITH PHONE OR TABLET Acknowledgments Heartfelt thanks to • the New Mexico PreK Leadership and Consultants, who have continually refined my writings and put them into action, work- ing toward high-quality preschool experiences for the four-year- olds of New Mexico • my friend and colleague, Marlyn James, who supports and chal- lenges my thinking and practice • the early childhood practitioners who contributed their thoughts to this manuscript • my editor, Jeanne Engelmann, whose help is invaluable COPYRIGHTED MATERIAL ix