Dr. Connie Jo Smith is an Early Childhood Education Specialist and Instructional Designer at Western Kentucky University who travels throughout the United States to provide training and technical assistance to early childhood programs. Dr. Smith is a coauthor of Growing, Growing Strong! A Whole Health Curriculum for Young Children and Caring for the Children, Caring for Yourself: A Guide to Promoting Social and Emotional Health.
"The dos and don'ts, information on developmental stages, possible
reasons for behavior, and recommendations of what else to do found
in this guide provide the reader with a primer of accepted early
childhood practice. This guide would be especially helpful for
novice child care personnel--a copy in every classroom."
--Barbara A. Nilsen, EdD, Author of Week by Week: Documenting the Development of Young Children
"This book doesn't beat around the bush. It gets straight to the
point and outlines for caregivers and families the fact that many
of the behaviors they think are 'bad' are natural. It gives great
pointers for better understanding children's actions rather than be
upset by them."
--Amy Hood Hooten, EdD, infant-toddler specialist, CCR&R