Creativity is a cornerstone of complex, unconventional thinking, and developing creativity begins at a young age. With this book, early childhood teachers will discover how to tap into and scaffold children's natural curiosity and creative abilities.
Rebecca Isbell is Professor Emerita of Early Childhood Education at East Tennessee State University. Previously, she was Director of a Lab School, teacher of music, worked with children from toddlers to third grade, and also was a teacher of gifted and talented children. She is the author of 12 books, numerous articles, a national and international presenter on topics related to young children, creative thinking, and the creative arts.
Sonia Akiko Yoshizawa is a Doctoral Fellow in the Early Childhood Education program at East Tennessee State University. Formerly she was a Research Associate, STEM Teacher Trainer, Instructor at the University of Northern Iowa, Director of the U.S. Embassy - Tokyo EWA Children's Garden School, Music Teacher, and Pre-K and Kindergarten Teacher at International Schools. She has written articles and presented nationally and internationally on inquiry-based physical science curricula and music composition and improvisation with young children.