In her long career, Dr. Klass has taught college, worked as an early intervention specialist and mental health consultant, and served as a field-based mentor of early educators. She has designed and directed two early intervention programs for high-needs young children, and three professional development programs for early childhood educators. Dr. Klass has used ethnographic action research to improve her own practice and the practice of the early educators with whom she has worked. Her books include "The Autonomous Child: Day Care and the Transmission of Values" (Falmer Press, 1986) and "The Child Care Provider: Promoting Young Childrena s Development" (Paul H. Brookes Publishing Co., 1999). Her works in progress include a book of oral narratives of early childhood educators and a book for parents. Dr. Klass provides training seminars and keynotes and teaches as an adjunct professor. She is a sunrise walker, gardener, and mother of two grown sons, and she always knows the phase of the moon. "
"I am amazed by the inspiration that I got from Dr. Klass. It is clear that she has an abundance of expertise on the topic of home visits."--Karen McFedries"Washington Hospital Teen Outreach program, Pennsylvania" (08/12/2011) "Whether readers are new or experienced in the role of home visitor, this book provides essential information . . . an invaluable resource that can continually be referred to." --Sarah Landy, Ph.D., C. Psych.