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    Introduction to Early Childhood Education Open Education Resources Textbook for common course ECED& 105 Introduction to Early Childhood Education was produced with support from funding secured through the Carl D. Perkins Act.


    This book was a collaboratively written textbook by Early Childhood Faculty from around Washington State. The following contributed to the completion of this textbook:

    Gayle Julian, Project Coordinator, Olympic College

    Brenda Boyd, Washington State University

    Angela Blums, Pierce Community College

    Chris Moon, South Puget Sound Community College

    Davida Sharpe-Haygood, Pierce Community College

    Jennifer Karshna, Tacoma Community College

    Sharene Leek, Pierce Community College

    Ardene Neimer, Olympic College

    Ninder Gill, North Seattle Community College

    Peer Review

    This book has been peer reviewed by 11 subject experts from five higher education institutions and one Early Childhood Agency in Washington State. Each chapter received an open and collaborative review from two reviewers, one based on their area of expertise and another with required specific knowledge in accessibility and annotations. In addition, an overall review of the text for continuity was conducted by a content area expert.

    Reviews were structured around considerations of the intended audience of the book, and examined the comprehensiveness, accuracy, and relevance of content. Reviews were also focused on relevance longevity, clarity, consistency, organization structure flow, grammatical errors, and cultural relevance.

    Gayle Julian would like to thank the review team for the time, care, and commitment they contributed to the project. I recognize that peer reviewing is a generous act of service on their part. This book would not be the robust, valuable resource that it is were it not for their feedback and input.

    Reviewers included:

    Sophie Truman, Lake Washington Technical College

    Linda Felch, Clover Park Technical College

    Jessica Kirchhofer, Western Washington University

    Hannah Mechler, Grays Harbor College

    Brandi Renis, Lake Washington Technical College

    Holly Lanoue, Olympic College

    Mary Garguile, Olympic College

    Meka Riggins, Child Care Aware of Washington

    Sharon Romppanen, Bellevue College

    Shanti Connors, Lake Washington Technical College

    Sally Holloway, Whatcom Community College

    Administrative Support:

    Danessa Gray, Olympic College

    The authors and reviewers would like to thank Workforce Development Dean Amy Hatfield at Olympic College for her support in securing funding through the Carl D. Perkins Act for this collaborative project.

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