Foster Parenting Essentials was written for new childcare providers. After many years as a foster parent, the author realized that most new childcare providers were not prepared. New foster parents are schooled in rules and regulations, but little is taught about the challenges ahead. This book was written from experience to prepare for common, unanticipated situations while providing explanations and solutions to normal events that occur in foster care. Humor and personal examples are mixed in for reinforcement. This is an easy read that should benefit anyone entering the childcare profession.