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Janice Englander Katz, PhD, is a clinical psychologist with 28 years of experience working to improve the lives of children, families, and adults. Dr. Katz is the founder and president of The Child Care Consortium that operates Imagination Station Child Development Center, an NAEYC-accredited, licensed, educational child care center in Michigan City, Indiana. She provides mental health consulting for many early childhood programs throughout Northwest Indiana and has taught child psychology at Purdue University North Central.
Dr. Katz is an inexhaustible community organizer committed to finding systematic solutions to societal challenges. Concerned about our nation’s high preschool expulsion rate and the dire ramifications of untreated early behavior problems, Dr. Katz is working to create an early childhood mental health consultation system for the state of Indiana. She is an active member of the Indiana Association for Infant and Toddler Mental Health, Infant Toddler Specialists of Indiana Steering Committee, and Indiana’s Early Childhood Comprehensive Systems initiative. Dr. Katz also serves as Chair of the Public Policy Committee for Indiana Association for the Education of Young Children. She has served on many nonprofit boards, is a frequent presenter at local, state, and regional conferences, and provides workshops for physicians, educators, and parents.
She earned her doctorate and master’s degrees in psychology at Washington University in St. Louis and her bachelor degree in psychology and child development at University of Minnesota. Dr. Katz and her husband have two sons, ages 23 and 19.
Chapter 1: Social-Emotional Development and the Reflective Process
Chapter 2: Teacher Self-Reflection
Chapter 3: Relationship-Based Guidance
Chapter 4: Individualized and Developmentally Appropriate Guidance
Chapter 5: Contextually Informed and Culturally Appropriate Guidance
Chapter 6: Supporting Self-Regulation Skills
Chapter 7: Fostering Autonomy: Wonder, Confidence, and Motivation
Chapter 8: Promoting Empathy and a Sense of Community
Chapter 9: Synchronizing Communication: What Links People to People
Chapter 10: Bringing Reflective Guidance to Your Classroom