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  • Painting A Tragedy:
    Three-to Five-Year-Old Children Process the Events of September 11 

    Written by Toni Gross and me and published in the May, 2002 issue of YOUNG CHILDREN, (the journal of the National Association for the Education of Young Children.)  You can click on the link and print the article if you like. Please let me know you’ve done so, send an  e-mail to sydney @
  • Why We Should Repeat Field Trips With Young Children
    Beginnings Workshop Child Care Information Exchange, May, 2001
  • Discussing the News with 3-7-Year-Olds, What to Do?  in
    ERIC-ECE Early Years are  Learning Years, 1999.
  • Editing, Permission to Start Wrong  
    Early Childhood Research and Practice, an electronic  journal of ERIC-ECE. Volume 1, Number 1, Spring, 1999.
  • Column, Ask Sydney
     in San Francisco Head Start Newsletter, 1993-4 (4 issues)
  • Art in the Classroom: Making Every Day Special in YOUNG CHILDREN, Vol. 46. No. 2, January, 1991.
  • Naming the Pictures in our Hearts: Sylvia Ashton-Warner & the Key Vocabulary. In Claremont Reading Conference Yearbook, 1990.
    This paper is available as a Pacific Oaks Occasional Paper from Pacific Oaks College Bookstore, Pasadena, CA
  • A Dr. Martin Luther King Curriculum: Playing the Dream in YOUNG CHILDREN, Vol. 43 No. 2,  January, 1988. (Young Children is the journal of the National Association for the Education of  Young Children.)
  • Free to be a Teacher, In Focus, Bulletin of WVA. AEYC, February, 1987.
  • I participated in the final editing of The Bill of Rights for Children of Incarcerated Parents  (663KB PDF file)

Full Time, Long Term Teaching 

  • Teacher, San Francisco Unified School District Pre-kindergarten and Children’s Centers 1972-1983
  • Co-founder and Director, Discovery Room for Children, New York City, 1969-1971
  • Teacher, New York City Public Schools, Grades 7, 5, 4, 1 and Kindergarten, 1962-1967
  • Full time Faculty, Pacific Oaks College, 1988-1992