Ventura, California
Training & Technical Assistance Specialist
Beginning Together - San Marcos
Sandi Walters is a Technical Assistance Specialist in Inclusive Practice in the Beginning Together Project within WestEd's Center for Child & Family Studies.

A member of WestEd's staff since 2006, Walters provides training and technical assistance on inclusive practice for family child care homes and center-based child care throughout Southern California. She also provides inclusion support to WestEd's Program for Infant/Toddler Care managers, coordinators, and specialists in the Southern Regions. She also provides training on the Teaching Pyramid project for infant and toddler early care and education teachers, preschool teachers, service coordinators, and community college instructors throughout California.

Walters provides outreach and training to child care and developmental professionals in 12 counties in Southern California. She participates on the Special Needs Committees of the Local Child Care Planning Councils in these counties and provides support to other organizations and agencies as requested. She has served as family child care owner, center-based child care owner, regional center manager, R&R subsidized child care coordinator, college instructor, and child development consultant.

Walters received an MA in child, adolescent, and family counseling from Springfield College and an MS in human development with option in early intervention from California State University, Northridge.