Michelle Salcedo, M.Ed. has worked in the field of early childhood for over thirty years, starting as a “teacher’s helper” in her younger brother’s center. She has served as a teacher, director, trainer, and family educator in numerous childcare settings across Michigan, South Carolina, and Spain. She has led the education initiatives of two of the largest childcare firms in the United States. Her articles on young children frequently appear in various electronic and print publications and she has traveled the country speaking at local, state, and national conferences. Currently she is a content developer for a national early childhood training company. She lives in Greenville, South Carolina.