Marie L. Masterson, PhD, is a national speaker, child behavior expert, researcher, and educational consultant to professional organizations and state agencies. She is the director of quality assessment at the McCormick Center for Early Childhood Leadership. Dr. Masterson is the author of numerous articles that focus on strength-based, respectful practices that nurture resilience and promote high-quality early care and education. She is also an advocate for the human rights of children and serves on the national board of the U.S. Alliance to End the Hitting of Children.
"Let's Talk Toddlers, beautifully describes the wonders of toddlerhood. Through engaging stories, Dr. Masterson gives the reader a joyful view of what it means to care for and educate toddlers. The book offers educators and families many practical strategies and ideas to support toddler's growth and development."--Miriam Beloglovsky, co-author of the bestselling Loose Parts series
"Inspiring . . . Dr. Masterson's new book Let's Talk Toddlers, is just what the early childhood community needs. She sets the stage for understanding who toddlers really are and how to provide them with an environment that facilitates their desire and drive to learn and grow on their own terms."--Gigi Schweikert, president and COO, Lightbridge Academy, and author of the Winning Ways series "Let Talk Toddlers is full of insightful and practical tips and strategies for both new or seasoned professionals. Dr. Masterson addresses all the areas of child development that are essential for high-quality programs. This book needs to be in the hands of all toddler teachers."--Jean Barbre, EdD, author of Baby Steps to STEM: Infant and Toddler Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math Activities