Courtney Aldrich is a Michigan State University Extension Program Instructor for the Child and Family Development team. She trains virtually and in-person on topics for early childhood educators, caregivers, and parents, including topics on preparing children for school success in early childhood and social and emotional health in children. She also provides family education and support through in-person and statewide virtual parenting trainings and collaborative parent-child learning experiences. She also trains directly with children on topics of social and emotional health. Prior to her work at MSU Extension, Courtney worked as a preschool director and teacher, children and family ministries educator and director, and adult educator.