Nancy L. Cappelloni, EdD, is an educational consultant and adjunct professor in the Teacher Education Department at the University of San Francisco. She has taught kindergarten and early childhood education or the past twenty years. Dr. Cappelloni consults privately with families and their children about educationally related issues, and she works with prekindergarten through elementary-age children experiencing a wide range of learning-related challenges. Dr. Cappelloni is a member of the board of directors in the California Kindergarten Association (CKA) and is a member of a number of other professional organizations (IRA, AERA, NAEYC, CAEYC, ASCD,and PDK). Dr. Cappelloni holds a doctorate in education, a California Multiple Subject Teaching Credential/Cross-Cultural Language and Academic Development (CLAD) certificate, and a California Early Childhood Education Administrative Credential. She conducts numerous professional development workshops for early childhood educators and primary school teach staff as well as family workshops on kindergarten readiness and self-regulated learning.