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21st Century Exploring Parenting - Faculty

Mary Foltz is an early childhood specialist at the Early Childhood Training Center at Portland State University. She provides consultation and training to programs serving children from the prenatal period to five years of age, both regionally and nationally. Ms. Foltz has been instrumental in the initiation and development of Early Head Start programs in Oregon, Idaho, Washington, and Alaska. She has presented at and coordinated numerous regional and national conferences and was a co-developer of The Infant/Toddler Caregiver Program. She has provided consultation and early-childhood-education professional support for 27 years. During this time, a strong focus of her work has been on assisting programs to develop effective systems that promote reflective practice.

Chuck Smith has over 20 years of training experience in the areas of services to families and motivational interviewing. He has held direct service and management positions. He co-authored the fifth edition of the SSCBT training modules. He serves as the SSCBT coordinator and development consultant at the Early Childhood Training Center—Continuing Education/School of Education at Portland State University.