Heather Bridge is an emeritus Early Years college professor, teacher, researcher, and student teaching supervisor, with knowledge of international theory, practice, policy and administration. In UK and US, she demonstrated leadership, decision-making, training, and accreditation skills. She is passionate about improving the quality of Early Years teaching among pre-service candidates and in-service educators. She initiated a professional development model in which partnerships between college faculty, community leaders, educators in preschools and Practicum candidates were created to improve teaching challenges faced in classrooms. Currently she helps adults with autism to access services they need.