Lynda Weaver, MEd, has her bachelor of science from the University of Maryland and her master of education from Johns Hopkins University. She has been in the field of education for 40 years. She has served as a classroom teacher, a director of a child care facility, and a college instructor in early education and has facilitated a parent/infant program in the public school system. She has been a validator and member of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) and a certified trainer in the Program for Infant, Toddler Caregivers, West Ed. Lynda is a nationally-known presenter in the area of early childhood education and has been the keynote speaker for several state conferences.