M. Temple Fawcett is Professor Emerita of Early Childhood and Elementary Education at Roger Williams University in Bristol, Rhode Island. She received her B.A. in music from Brown University and her M.Ed. from the Harvard Graduate School of Education in Elementary Education. She was director of the CDA pilot training program in Fall River, Massachusetts, has been a teacher and teacher educator in a variety of settings, and has been active in National Association for the Education of Young Children activities at the local, state, and regional levels.