A well-known early childhood educator, Ellen Booth Church, spent several years as both a pre-k and kindergarten teacher before becoming an early childhood assistant professor at the State University of New York at New Paltz. She is currently an Adjunct Professor at Nova South Eastern University. Ellen is an author of many books for teachers and parents. Dr. Katherine (Kate) Zinsser is an Assistant Professor of Psychology at the University of Illinois at Chicago. She is an applied developmental psychologist and director of the Social-Emotional Teaching and Learning Lab at UIC. Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed.,over 20 years experience in the field of early childhood education as a teacher, director, curriculum writer, music director, Blog: Teach Preschool.