Jennifer C. Fiechtner, M.A.

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Jennifer C. Fiechtner is a certified teacher integrally connected to the social and emotional development of young children. She is Innovations’ editor and lead author. She worked with Dr. Albrecht and Dr. Forrester to bring Social Emotional Tools for Life: An Early Childhood Teacher’s Guide to publication and has developed supplementary materials, including articles and presentations, connected to the strategies explored in the book. She is the author of Innovations’ new publication Five Parenting Strategies to Support Emotional Development. She has a special focus on the needs of military children and children who have experienced trauma, loss, and upheaval. 

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Kay M. Albrecht, Ph.D.

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Kay M. Albrecht, Ph.D. is the co-author, with Michelle M. Forrester, Ph.D., of Social Emotional Tools for Life: An Early Childhood Teacher’s Guide to Strong Emotional Foundations and Successful Social Relationships, the Innovations series of curriculum, development, and training materials, and The Right Fit: Recruiting, Selecting, and Orienting Staff. “One of the most prolific writers in the field,” according to Chip Donahue, PhD, of the Erikson Institute), she is the president of Innovations in Early Childhood Education, Inc.

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