Dawn Martini

        Mrs. Martini is a cum laude graduate of Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania, where she studied Early Childhood and Elementary Education. Since graduating, she has worked in many areas related to her field of study. As a lead teacher in infant and preschool programs, her theoretical knowledge of child development was complimented by practical, hands-on experience. As a therapeutic support person (behavior therapist), Mrs. Martini gained valuable experience with disabled children and played key roles in their integration into the classroom environment. In addition to her academic pursuits, Mrs. Martini has co-authored the “Model Parent Handbook for Child Care Agencies,” and “Model Personnel Policy Manual for Child Care Agencies, 3rd and 4th Editions,” and is the author of “Model Forms for Child Care Agencies.” Mrs. Martini is Editor in Chief of “The Child Care Professional Experience” a free online journal for child care professionals. Additionally, Mrs. Martini travels nationally to speak with child care providers about a multitude of issues. Her lecture portfolio includes over forty topics related to legal, human resources, interpersonal and child based issues affecting the child care industry. A list of the topics presented can be found at childproviderlaw.com. In September 2003, Mrs. Martini received recognition from Pennsylvania Pathways and was awarded the status of “Certified Trainer.” (CT-0442000) re-certified in 2009. In 2009, Mrs. Martini was awarded the designation of Master Trainer by the Oregon Center for Career Development in Childhood Care and Education and Registered Trainer (#1400) by the Texas Early Care and Education Career Development System.