Ann McKitrick founded Nurtured Noggins, a comprehensive resource for parents and host of Parenting in the First 3 Years Podcast. A frequent conference speaker, she's a parenting coach and early childhood specialist with 30 years of experience in higher education. Ann also provides online professional development for thousands of childcare professionals each year through her online business, Texas Child Care Training. Credentials include MS in Human Development and Family Studies; BS in Education; Master Level Trainer in a state Early Childhood Professional Development System, requiring continuing education; certified CIRCLE Trainer, Child Care Health Consultant, and Relationship Development Intervention Consultant. Ann resides near Houston, Texas, where she's a happy empty-nester, Camp Gladiator enthusiast, Mom, and Mimi, and leads women's personal growth groups.