Child Development Consultant
California Department of Education - Early Learning and Care Division
Family Child Care, Center-Based programs, Early Head Start, State Funded programs
I currently work for the California Department of Education on an Early Head Start - Child Care Partnership grant. This grant funds work in Del Norte, Humboldt, Trinity, Butte, Colusa and Yuba counties with partnering agencies operating in infant/toddler centers and family child care networks. I have provided PITC trainings for almost twenty years in a wide variety of settings and communities. I have a PhD in Infant and Early Childhood Development with an emphasis on Infant Mental Health and a concentration in Reflective Practice. I also have extensive experience working in family child care, working as a toddler teacher, an assistant director and a director of a state-funded NAEYC accredited university children's center.