Cathy Grace has served as the early childhood coordinator at the Mississippi Department of Education and assisted school districts in the implementation of public kindergarten throughout the state. Working with the Department of Human Services, Cathy coordinated the development of a family support/family preservation program that is now a statewide model. She lives in Tupelo, Mississippi. Elizabeth F. Shores, M.A.P.H., is the associate director for research, communications, and national initiatives of the Early Childhood Institute at Mississippi State University. She has published articles on the early history of developmental disabilities services in Arkansas, mongraphs on K-12 reform and child welfare reform in Arkansas, and social studies curricula. She lives in Little Rock, Arkansas.