Claire Bainer M.A.Edu. has run BlueSkies for Children for 25 years and been a teacher of young children and adults for 40. BlueSkies for Children enrolls approximately 100 children from birth to 6 years. Designed to support the women’s movement and provide children with high quality care while parents work, it remains the only Nationally Accredited Program for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) in Oakland California. Claire is an expert in Child Development teaching at the university level and consulting throughout the bay area. She is an author of two books, many articles and teacher training films about working with and understanding children. She has 2 adult children and 2 grandchildren.