About the Author:

Dave Riley, PhD, began working as a Head Start Assistant Teacher in East Los Angeles in 1972 and has several years' experience as a Head Start educational consultant. He has taught at the community college and university levels, including the last two decades at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he is the Rothermel-Bascom professor of human ecology in the Development of Human Development and Family Studies and Child Development Specialist for the University of Wisconsin-Extension. His published research has investigated parent-child relations, parenting education, and early care and education, including two earlier books by Redleaf Press. He was the co-director of the Wisconsin Early Childhood Excellence Initiative and the Wisconsin Child Care Research Partnership. He is a father.

Dave Riley, PhD 's Books

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  • Social & Emotional Development: Connecting Science and Practice in Early Childhood Settings

    Authors: Dave Riley, Robert R. San Juan, Joan Klinkner, Ann Ramminger

    Product Code:
    538001 (Softbound)
    543413 (e-book)
    978-1-933653-30-3 (Softbound)
    9781605543413 (e-book)
    Age Focus: 0-5

    Description & More Details

    Read a sample chapter and the table of contents from this book!

    Find out what the research says about common early childhood program practices, such as playing "Simon Says" or holding children while feeding them—time-tested activities you intuitively know help young children. Social and Emotional Development explores the effectiveness of these early learning tools and helps answer the question, "Why do we do what we do?"

    168 pages

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