Cyndi Gostenhofer, M.S.
Friday Advanced Track
This presentation will include a variety of topics related to infant and toddler brain development and learning. Topics will include language and literacy development, diversity in infant and toddler care, and the latest research from Zero to Three: The Growing Brain. Participants will make and take curriculum materials to use in their classroom.
Cyndi Gostenhofer, M.S, is a retired Early Childhood community college professor. She has been teaching Early Childhood and Education courses for over 15 years, first at San Jacinto College and then at Houston Community College. She has taught infants, toddlers, and preschool children both in a childcare center and in her registered home. Ms. Gostenhofer owned and operated a NAEYC accredited childcare center for over 13 years. Infants and toddlers have always been her favorite age group, and these were the courses that she most enjoyed teaching.
Professor Gostenhofer’s education includes a bachelor’s degree in Human Development and Family Studies from the University of Houston, and a master’s in Early Childhood Education from the University of Houston, Clear Lake. She was previously a ZERO TO THREE Provisionally Certified Trainer: The Growing Brain.