Lynn T. Hill received her Ph.D. in Child Development from Virginia Tech, where she taught courses in teacher education and served as the curriculum coordinator and studio teacher in the Child Development and Research Laboratory School. She is the founder of Rainbow Riders Childcare Center in Blacksburg, Virginia, and worked as Senior Social Worker serving children in foster care. She has co-authored and co-edited four previous books on the Reggio Emilia approach. Her research focus and life’s passion have been about building communities of learners through the arts. Currently she serves as an educational consultant and works primarily with underserved children, their families, and their teachers. She lives in rural Virginia with her husband and a menagerie of four-legged companions.