Ingrid Crowther the presenter of Creating Effective Learning Spaces for Early Childhood Cognitive Development earned her Doctor of Education in Early Childhood and the Middle years. Her background includes teaching in early childhood, elementary school, university and college programs. She has presented at numerous childcare conferences both nationally and internationally. She has published articles in a variety of journals and has completed ten textbooks and a number of children’s books. She has established a demand-based publishing firm. Dr. Crowther is currently working in various jurisdictions to help to develop developmentally appropriate learning environments and curricula for children and to facilitate adult learning in early years settings.