About Todd

Todd Wanerman, M.A., has been contributing to the advancement of early childhood education for more than 25 years. He is a lecturer at San Francisco State University, where he earned a Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Education in 2010.


Todd was a Head Teacher at The Little School, in San Francisco, California, for 24 years, and he was the school’s Development Coordinator for a decade. He played a key role in the development of the school's unique approach to inclusion of children with diverse needs. As a consultant and trainer, Todd has also worked around the world, helping teachers, educational centers and programs, and even counties and provinces implement positive, material change.


Todd has presented lectures and workshops privately and at early childhood education forums, including the CAEYC and NAEYC conferences, since 1999. He has led numerous workshops for parents and teachers in the Bay Area over many years. In April 2010, Todd received a Certificate of Honor from the San Francisco Board of Supervisors in recognition of his contribution to the field of early childhood inclusion.


His book, Including  One, Including All: A Guide to Relationship Based Early Childhood Inclusion, co-written with Leslie Roffman, was released by Redleaf Press in January 2010. His second Redleaf book, From Handprints to Hypotheses: Using the Project Approach with Toddlers and Twos, was released in December, 2012.


"Todd's approach to early childhood education shows a true respect for children and a deep understanding of their needs."

Preschool Teacher/Administrator