Helen Raikes is an Early Childhood and Youth Research Specialist at the Gallup Organization in Lincoln, Nebraska. Jane McCall Whitmer is a Prevention Specialist at Chafee County Early Childhood Coalition in Colorado.
"A welcome addition to our student/parent program. The activities foster positive learning interaction between parent and child."--Monica Asher"Director, The Bryan Community Student/Child Learning Center, Lincoln, Nebraska" (06/08/2006) "A useful source of specific activity ideas for caregivers and parents . . . always reminds the caregiver how important it is to stay close, observe, and interact in responsive, gentle ways with an infant."--Alice Sterling Honig, Ph.D."Professor Emerita of Child Development, Syracuse University" (06/08/2006) "A versatile curriculum . . . readily understood and carried out by parents, home visitors, and center-based providers."--Carolyn Pope Edwards, Ed.D."University of Nebraska, Lincoln" (06/08/2006) "A comprehensive curriculum that gives value to the learning process from birth . . . support[s] parents and educators in their quest to enhance children's learning potential."--Julie Jones-Branch, M.S."Lecturer, Ruth Staples Child Development Lab, University of Nebraska, Lincoln" (06/08/2006) "Raises the bar by defining how early educators can structure intentional experiences for infants and toddlers." --Martha Staker, R.N.