Lisa B. Fiore, Ph.D., is a Professor of Early Childhood Education and former director of Early Childhood Programs in the Graduate School of Education at Lesley University. Her research interests focus on documentation and assessment in early childhood classrooms, particularly drawing inspiration from the Reggio Emilia approach and progressive educational practices. For over six years she has served on the Board of Directors of Families First Parenting Programs in Cambridge, working to strengthen families and build relationships among community partners. Previous publications include Assessment of Young Children: A Collaborative Approach and Your Anxious Child: How Parents & Teachers Can Relieve Anxiety in Children.
This easy-to-use professional resource uses current research to help teachers create, implement, and manage learning centers. Each center has suggestions for ways to differentiate implementation or instruction in order to meet the needs of all students.