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With varying backgrounds in the child care profession the community is made up of Family Child Care Providers, Preschool Teachers at Centers and Homes, Center Administrators, Child and Adult Care Food Program Sponsors, Parents and even more organizations that are equally as invested in quality child care as the rest of us.

You are the most important contributor on this site, no matter what your background in child care is, it is important to have an opinion to ask questions and create a community that works together for excellence in child care. 

Early Childhood Education Expert
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Summer has been working with children for almost 15 years. The oldest of four she’s always seen herself as a caregiver. She started off caring for children as a nanny for many years. She received her undergraduate degree in Liberal Studies from San Francisco State University and has a Masters Degree in Early Childhood Education specializing in birth to age eight from Long Beach State. She’s worked with infants all the way up to elementary aged children in center-based care, private school care, home-based care, back-up care and afterschool care. She was a lead teacher for an infant program and more recently a two year old/preschool program. She even had a brief stint as a brownie girl scout troop leader. She’s passionate about quality care for children and thinks the environment plays a large role in how a child learns effectively. She loves art, blocks, music, fairy gardens and picture books and wants all caregivers of children to know how important their job is to the children they care for. Summer is currently home with her baby, navigating this new role as Mama. She blogs about her family at www.summerplayshouse.com.



ChildCareInfo.com Nutrition Contributor
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Throughout Jill’s life, nutrition, health, and exercise have always been the cornerstones of who she is.  After a stint in the entertainment business following college graduation, Jill decided to go back to school to pursue a graduate degree in Nutrition and become a Registered Dietitian.  Jill has a Master's of Science in Nutrition, Food Science and Dietetics and is a soon to be Registered Dietitian. Jill truly enjoys encouraging and teaching people how to eat nutritiously and live healthy!  During her four years in school, Jill realized how much she liked educating children on the importance of a healthy diet and exercise, which lead her to develop a strong interest in fighting childhood obesity.  Honored to be part of ChildCareInfo.com as the Nutrition contributor, she looks forward to sharing her knowledge on how to make healthy living a part of everyone’s lives, especially our children.  Jill currently resides in Santa Barbara, California with her boyfriend and dog, Madison.  She also loves to juice fruits and vegetables on a daily basis and exercise regularly!

Please visit Jill’s nutrition, health, exercise, & wellness blog Nutrition Concierge.
Jill is also a nutrition writer for livestrong.com.
Jill is Founder and CEO of Vibrant Earth Juices


ChildCareInfo.com Contributor and Manager
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Samantha is, just like you, excited to make a difference in our community and our world. With a Master of Arts degree in English Literature, you might ask how she found herself building and writing for a website focused on child care. From 1995 through 2001, Samantha started her career working for Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) sponsors which introduced her to the importance of non-profits, community and quality child care. Her experience with Sponsors, State Officials, and Family Child Care Providers left a great and lasting impression. Later in her career and her most recent position at SAGE Publications, an academic publisher, was as a product manager for a new online resource! During this time many of Samantha's passions collided. A love for the written word, children and the proliferation of knowledge as well as a fascination with the resources the internet gives us, building a community for child care on ChildCareInfo.com is the perfect way to make the difference she wanted to.  Needless to say, she is very excited to be an active part of creating and building ChildCareInfo.com.

Constant Hine
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Constant Hine, lives in Denver and has been the owner and president of Horizons In Learning since 1988 offering services that facilitate respectful learning for sustainable change. 

Constant began her career as a teacher of young children.  She developed a keen sense of what it really takes to help children learn.  She now works with adults to help them help children and other adults to learn using practical, down to earth educational strategies.

Constant is an adult educator, coach, and author of several books. She has an M.A. in Education and has over 30 years experience working with educators, care-givers, business professionals, and managers throughout North America.  

Constant specializes in facilitating people to increase their ability, skills and perspectives to be more effective, handle stress proactively and to promote respectful relationships and communication. She also helps organizations develop delivery systems that embody intentional and respectful support services. 
Click here to view Constant's website, Horizon's in Learning.