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About Me

Hi! I'm Cindy J. Terebush, MS, BCISE
Master of Science in Early Childhood Studies
Board Certified in Inclusion in Special Education

Cindy J. Terebush is the author of "Teach the Whole Preschooler: Strategies for Nurturing Developing Minds and the co-host of the podcast "How Preschool Teachers Do It."  She has spent more than 20 years working in the field of education. Cindy has experience teaching and directing in daycare, preschool and school age programs. Cindy is a sought after speaker and professional development provider.  She is a Child Development Associate (CDA) Professional Development Specialist and a New Jersey Workforce Registry Approved Trainer.  Cindy provides professional development sessions for Quality Rating and Improvement Systems and Childcare Resource and Referral Agencies nationwide.


Cindy is the author of the popular blog “Helping Kids Achieve with Cindy Terebush." Cindy is a frequent contributor of articles for educational and parenting publications and websites.  She was an online reporter for "The Shriver Report: A Woman's Nation Pushes Back From the Brink." She has been a guest writer and interviewed expert for the Asbury Park Press.  Cindy has been a guest panelist on "Caucus: New Jersey with Steve Adubato" and has been interviewed for "Caucus Up Close."


Cindy earned her Master of Science in Early Childhood Studies from Walden University and her Bachelor of Arts degree and teaching certification from Kean University (formerly Kean College). Cindy also completed the State of New Jersey Director’s Academy for Early Care and Education. Cindy has earned a Certificate of Completion of the ECERS-3 and ITERS-R Online Training Courses. She has also earned a certificate of training completion in Healthy Lifestyles for Preschool Families from Rutgers University, The University of Arizona and Prevent Child Abuse New Jersey.  Cindy earned her Certified Professional Coach & Certified Youth, Parent, Family Coach credentials from the World Coach Institute and is certified in Youth Mental Health First Aid. 


Cindy's Instructor of Adults specializations are in the areas of cognitive development, positive guidance & discipline, curriculum development, developmentally appropriate practice and best practice.


In addition to coaching, consulting and public speaking, Cindy is actively involved in a number of early childhood education professional organizations. She has served on the board of the New Jersey Association for the Education of Young Children (NJAEYC) and as the President of the New Jersey Consortium of Early Childhood Consultants (NJCECC).  She has proudly lobbied in Washington DC as part of the NAEYC Public Policy Forum and testified on behalf of NJAEYC at NJ State Senate Budget Hearings.

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