Pam Schiller, Ph.D., is a freelance early childhood author and consultant. She is Past-President of the Southern Early Childhood Association and Texas Association for the Education of Young Children. She served as Head of the Early Childhood Department at the University of Houston, where she also directed the Lab School. Pam is a highly sought-after speaker and has given numerous presentations for organizations such as the National Association for the Education of Young Children, the Southern Early Childhood Association, Association for Childhood Education International, and the International Reading Association. She has written numerous articles for early childhood journals, includingChild Care Information ExchangeandTexas Child Care Quarterly. Pam is the author of five early childhood curriculums, eleven children's books, and more than thirty teacher and parent resource books.
Pat Phipps, Ph.D., is a highly regarded early childhood consultant. She was a professor in the Graduate School of Education at George Mason University and in the College of Education at the University of Houston. Pat served as the Executive Director of the California Association for the Education of Young Children (CAEYC) until 2005 and is the past Vice President of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).