Beth O’Connor, Senior Curriculum Specialist of The Family Connection, has a B.A. in Behavioral Science and a Master’s Degree in Education (School Psychology). She has worked in elementary schools and preschools since 1982, including experience as director of an early childhood program. For many years, she taught development of psychology at Saint Mary’s College. Beth is a Certified HighScope Trainer and a reliable PQA and ELLCO assessor. She is also reliable in Infant, Toddler, Pre-K, K-3, and Upper Elementary CLASS. Since joining The Family Connection in 2005, she has coached in all areas of early childhood education, including curriculum, best practice, literacy, adult-child interactions, behavior challenges, and the impact of early stress and trauma, and is our primary trainer for the HighScope infant-toddler curriculum. In addition to her work with The Family Connection, Beth is also a developmental consultant to Sassy Baby Products.