Gillian Doherty, PhD, was the research consultant for the Mentoring Pairs for Child Care project. She has been involved in child and family issues for over 30 years in a variety of roles, including director of policy services for the Ontario Ministry of Community and Social Services. She was the project director and one of the principal investigators for the “You Bet I Care!” project and was also the principal investigator for two major projects conducted by the Canadian Child Care Federation: the Partners in Quality project and the Training for the Delivery of Quality Early Childhood Development, Learning, and Care Services project. Gillian has published one book and many policy and research articles related to early childhood development, programming, and service delivery. Email:

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Child Study

Glory Ressler, Gillian Doherty, Tammy Ferguson and Jonathan Lomotey