Linda earned a B.A. in Early Childhood Development and an M.A. in Human Development. She is the author of “Babies Can’t Wait: Relationship-based home visiting” (a home visitor training book), “Music: The Great Organizer” (a chapter in “Learning to Read the World”), and “Home Visiting Programs: At Risk Families with Newborns” (a chapter in “Child Abuse and Neglect: Guidelines for Identification, Assessment, and Case Management).Linda also performs as “The Ukulele Baby Lady”. She consults across the United States and internationally. Linda is a former Head Start parent.
BCW Trainer/Associate Consultant Sally Miller is an Early Head Start Supervisor. She has many years of experience with Early Head Start, Head Start, and other infant/toddler/preschool programs. Sally’s innovations as a supervisor have resulted in high quality and well-respected home-based and center-based programs. Now she brings her enthusiasm and knowledge to our trainings and expert consultations to support you in enhancing your program services.
Both Linda and Sally are fully certified Infant/Toddler Specialists and Academic Instructors for the Program for Infant Toddler Care (PITC) at WestEd.
BCW Associate Consultant MaryKay Borders, R.N., R.D., is both a Registered Nurse and a Registered Dietician. She has a B.A. in Nursing and is an expert in infant/toddler and early childhood health, nutrition, and safe environments. She is the former Health Manager for Salt Lake City CAP Head Start/EHS is Utah and works frequently as a federal Reviewer and educational consultant. MaryKay has extensive experience with a variety of cultures, including Pacific Islanders and Australian Indigenous Peoples. She brings her caring and well-rounded services to Babies Can’t Wait on behalf of nutrition, health, and safety services for both children and families
BCW Associate Consultant Cristine Cochran. Our expert ERSEA consultant, Cristine Cochran, has extensive Head Start experience from the local to the national level. In addition to her ERSEA knowledge, she is skilled at interpreting, implementing and monitoring state and federal program regulations. Her Program Design and Management skills combined with her direct service skills give her an additional view of ERSEA staff issues. She covers all aspects of Program Design and Management for our company.
BCW Associate Consultant Paul Michelson Our expert fiscal consultant, Paul Michelson, has extensive Head Start experience at the local, regional, technical assistance, and national level. In addition to budget management, Paul’s expertise includes fiduciary responsibilities of boards, facilities planning, and internal/external reporting. His fiscal consultation emphasizes federal rules, regulations, and executive orders and leaves you with detailed action steps.
BCW Associate Consultant Yolanda Gonzales is a Head Start Director of a large program in Central California. As our expert Preschool Development consultant, she has extensive Head Start experience from the local to the national level. She is PreK CLASS-certified and has many years experience navigating local, state, and federal licensing requirements on behalf of her Head Start/EHS program.
To arrange for training and/or consultation from any of our consultants, please contact Linda at Linda.Kimura@babiescantwait.com