Patricia Louise Steinhaus is an early childhood teacher-educator. She filled a one year faculty position at Southern Illinois University in Edwardsville and taught children's literature as a graduate assistant at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign before joining the faculty at Chicago State University in 1998. Prior to teaching on the university level, she was on the staff of the state education agency as a consultant to state-funded early childhood programs. She also taught pre-kindergarten in Litchfield, Illinois for nine years. She began her career as a teacher of toddlers and a center director in 1972. Patricia also works with the Association for the Education of Young Children on the state, regional, and national level.
Patricia Louise Steinhaus lives in Tinley Park, Illinois.