About the Author
Kara Gregory has worked in centers and classrooms with children from infancy through first grade. She consults with preschool and elementary school early childhood teachers and support staff on many topics, including social and emotional development, oral language, early reading and writing, and play. Her publications have also focused on these areas. Dr. Gregory also teaches courses in child development and early childhood education for Michigan State University.
Anne K. Soderman works internationally with schools in the area of early literacy, assessment, and second language acquisition. Her research has been centered on gender differences as they relate to emerging literacy, particularly in children coming from lower income populations. Other recently co-authored publications include CREATING LITERACY-RICH PRESCHOOLS AND KINDERGARTENS and SCAFFOLDING EMERGENT LITERACY.
Alice Whiren has taught kindergarten and preschool children, directed a center for children that serves a culturally and economically diverse population, and worked with families and children having special needs. In addition, she has taught at Michigan State University in the areas of child development and early education. Her publications are in the areas of social development and early childhood education, particularly in the area of play.