My career in early childhood education began when I was teaching occupational Home Economics – Child Development to High school juniors and seniors in 1976. I took a course in Early Childhood Teaching Materials and Methods. I knew then, Early Childhood was where I wanted to focus my future career goals. I received an M Ed in Curriculum and Instruction with Specialization in Early Childhood Education and Teacher Certification in Kindergarten and Nursery in 1981. I moved to Loyola University to design and develop a Nationally Accredited Children's Center for the faculty, staff and students. Later I moved to Delgado Community College to expand and secure National Accreditation for the children's Center on campus including teaching early childhood courses. Then I began working with LSUHSC-EII as the Director of the Infant/Toddler Family Services Program. I helped develop and deliver training on developmentally appropriate practices for Louisiana's Early Intervention specialists across the state. I am now working with Agenda for Children to provide technical assistance/coaching and training for child care teachers.