Cindy Rzasa Bess, PhD

From Cindy Rzasa Bess, PhD
I am a Developmental Psychologist and an Education Consultant in Connecticut, and I speak on many issues and topics related to early child development, early childhood education, parenting and family dynamics. 

Some of my more recent presentations have been on:
Discipline and Setting Limits (in the home and in the classroom); 
I Need Support! (Coping with stressors during Childhood and within the Family); 
Positivism in the Classroom (creating an optimal place and attitude for learning); 
Team Building (Creating a Team that YOU would want to be a part of); and 
Be Wise to the WHYs (Applying what is observed to what is done in the classroom). 

This last one is based on my book, The View from the Little Chair in the Corner.  I make my presentations in person, and speak with groups at the local, state, regional and national level. 

The material I present is simple, sound and straightforward, but based on solid theory and professional experience. 

My style is warm, inviting and humorous, and everyone will come away with some tidbit that will be helpful and worthwhile.


Samantha Marshall, M.A.

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 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