A book about what it takes to be an exceptional early childhood teacher. It examines various classroom scenarios and describes how teaching was done well or how it could be done better. It includes: an overview of the stages of early childhood development; and, descriptions of high-quality early childhood education settings and materials.
Cindy Rzasa Bess is a developmental psychologist, an education consultant, and a lecturer who conducts workshops throughout the northeastern United States. She was a Trainer of Trainers in the ECERS-R (Early Childhood Environment Rating Scale - Revised) for the State Department of Education in Connecticut.