George Forman, PhD is Emeritus Professor at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and President of Videatives, Inc. He has written books that extend the theory of Jean Piaget to early childhood education: The Child's Construction of Knowledge and Constructive Play. He was president of the Jean Piaget Society from 1983 to 1985. Since 1986, George has worked with the city of Reggio Emilia, Italy, to bring their educational philosophy to prominence in the United State by producing three documentary videos and coeditin three editions of The Hundred Languages of Children with Carolyn Edwards and Lella Gandini. Upon retirement in 2003, he cofounded Videatives, Inc., to distribute these new digital formats to early childhood professionals.