Thank you Please complete the post course survey to receive your certificate of completion for this course. Contributors Delyne Hicks Delyne Hicks is the Executive Director of the James Rushton Early Learning and Family Success Center in Woodlawn, Alabama. She has served as a classroom teacher, public school administrator, college instructor, and non-profit administrator for over 30 years. Her passion is curriculum and supporting teachers in developing and implementing experiences that keep children passionately curious. Dr. Lynn Kirkland Dr. Kirkland was a professor of Early Childhood Education and Reading at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She is currently collaborating with Creating Wisdom Seekers, a group of fellows who work toward effective teaching practices. Dr. Kirkland has experience with teaching in early childhood settings, as well as university teacher preparation settings. Her expertise is in early literacy, utilizing constructivist theory in reading and mathematics.