B.A., The Evergreen State College, 1980
M.A., Pacific Oaks College, 1990
Linda (Smith) Kimura has over 30 years' experience working with early childhood development programs across the US and Canada. She earned a B.A. in Early Childhood Development and an M.A. in Human Development and is an Infant/Toddler Specialist and Academic Instructor for the Program for Infant Toddler Care. Linda is the author of Babies Can’t Wait: Relationship-based home visiting, "Music: The Great Organizer" (a chapter in Learning to Read the World) and "Home Visiting Programs: At Risk Families with Newborns" (a chapter in Child Abuse and Neglect: Guidelines for Identification, Assessment and Case Management).
Linda also performs as “The Ukulele Baby Lady”, bringing music and rhythm to the topics of early literacy and self esteem. She owns Babies Can’t Wait: International Training and Technical Assistance, a consulting firm, and is co-owner and co-founder of The Infant Toddler Specialist Group.
Latest Publication Title
A wealth of home-visiting support including:
Family-friendly techniques for beginning or enhancing your home visiting services
25 tips for building a relationship-based home visiting service
Down-to-earth advice and practical pointers from an internationally known expert in home visitation
High Five: Mathematize! Head Start/Early Head Start Education Managers’ Math Manual (consulting author), National Head Start Family Literacy Center, Sonoma State University, 2010
"Solid Food: Babies CAN Wait!" in Children and Families magazine, National Head Start Association, 2010
Infant Toddler Online Language and Literacy Course (consulting author), National Head Start Family Literacy Center, Sonoma State University, 2009
"Music: The Great Organizer" in Learning to Read the World, Zero to Three Press, 2003
"Home Visiting Programs: At Risk Families with Newborns" in Child Abuse and Neglect: Guidelines for Identification, Assessment, and Case Management, Volcano Press, 2003