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Gretchen Kinnell

Biography:

Gretchen KinnellGretchen is the assistant director of the Child Care Council of Onondaga County (Syracuse), New York. She also presents workshops on topics related to behavior guidance and early literacy, and is especially known for her presentations on biting and on potty training in child care settings. Gretchen has logged thousands of hours training people who work with young children in programs such as child care centers, nursery schools, family child care settings, Head Start, and public-school preschool programs. Gretchen earned a bachelor's degree in special education from the University of Wisconsin in Whitewater. Since then, she has taken a wide variety of courses in education, computer programming, management, cultural anthropology, and sociology. A former special education teacher, preschool teacher, and adult education teacher, Gretchen has had articles and interviews published in Parents, in Children and Families, and in other parenting publications, including the "Partners in Parenting" question-and-advice column in the Syracuse Post-Standard. Gretchen is the author of Good Going: Successful Potty Training for Children in Child Care, No Biting: Policy and Practice for Toddler Programs, and No Biting, Second Edition. Publications:

Gretchen Kinnell's Books

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  • Good Going! The Potty Training Guide for Families (set of 25)

    Author: Gretchen Kinnell
    Product Code: 541099
    ISBN: 978-1-60554-109-9

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    Make a coordinated effort with families as their children begin potty training. This family companion to Good Going! explains the signs when a child is ready to begin potty training, provides tips to help parents prepare for training, and answers common questions.

    Age focus: 2-3. Pack of 25 booklets, 12 pgs. each.

     
  • Good Going! (e-book): Successful Potty Training for Children in Child Care

    Author: Gretchen Kinnell
    Product Code: 541822
    ISBN: 978-1-60554-182-2

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    Published by Redleaf Press e-book

    This comprehensive handbook examines potty training issues in child care settings and at home. Eight chapters offer you a healthy perspective for developing consistent policies and successful practices. Issues explored include:

    Sample parent communication and detailed resource lists are included. Good Going is ideal for both beginning and experienced toddler caregivers facing this challenging milestone.

    Age Focus: 2-3. 80 pgs.

     
  • No Biting, 2nd Edition (e-book): Policy and Practice for Toddler Programs

    Author: Gretchen Kinnell
    Product Code: 541839
    ISBN: 978-1-60554-183-9

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    Published by Redleaf Press e-book

    Biting is an issue that is more than skin-deep. It can affect any toddler in any setting and can have developmental, emotional, or environmental causes. An "unfortunately not unexpected" occurrence among toddlers, biting is more than a physical act. It is a serious, complicated issue that brings frustration to the biter, bitee, parents, and child care providers. This book offers technique-building advice for approaching biting in ways that work effectively for everyone involved.

    Age Focus: 1-3. e-book, 120 pgs.

     
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