About the Author:

Gretchen KinnellGretchen Kinnell has over 45 years of experience in the early childhood and adult education fields. She was a special education and preschool teacher, and education director of the Child Care Solutions in Syracuse, NY. Gretchen 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. Her articles and interviews have been 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.

Gretchen Kinnell 's Books

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  • No Biting, 2nd Edition: Policy and Practice for Toddler Programs

    Author: Gretchen Kinnell

    Product Code:
    129701 (Softbound)
    541839 (e-book)
    ISBN:
    978-1-933653-56-3 (Softbound)
    978-1-60554-183-9 (e-book)
    Age Focus: 1–3

    Description & More Details



    Biting is an issue that is more than skin-deep; it is a concern that has developmental, emotional, or environmental origins. An "unfortunately not unexpected" occurrence that happens among toddlerkind, biting is more than a physical act; it is a serious, complicated issue that brings much frustration to the biter, the bitee, parents, and early childhood professionals alike.

    This updated edition of No Biting takes an indepth look at the developmental, emotional, and practical perspectives of biting. You will find technique—building advice for approaching biting in ways that work effectively for toddlers, parents, and teachers alike. Also included is information on how to develop biting policies, how to work with parents and staff, and recommended articles for parents to learn more about the issue.

    Read a sample chapter or the table of contents of this book!

    120 pages

    $17.95  
    $17.95  
  • Good Going!: Successful Potty Training for Children in Child Care

    Authors: Gretchen Kinnell, Child Care Council of Onondaga County

    Product Code:
    125401 (Softbound)
    541822 (e-book)
    ISBN:
    978-192961046-4 (Softbound)
    978-1-60554-182-2 (e-book)
    Age Focus: 2–3

    Description & More Details



    Read a sample chapter of this book!

    From the training chair to the big potty, Good Going! has potty training policy and practice covered.

    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.

    80 pages

    $16.95  
    $16.95  
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