Martha McClellan

Jumping from early childhood to aging adulthood

I write to learn. I feel that if I can write about something, I really know it. My Patient Parenting columns have always been about a topic I’ve been interested in or a suggestion or request someone has given me. I think about the topic for several days, decide just how I want to focus on it and then research, talk to other people and see...

Martha McClellan has been an early childhood educator, director and administrator for 32 years. She currently is consulting with and supporting early-care providers. Reach her at

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