Oakland, California
PITC Facilitator
Experience with
Family Child Care, Center-Based programs, Early Head Start, State Funded programs
Joya Chavarin is a PITC Facilitator at WestEd, faculty at Berkeley City College, and an educational services consultant. As the former Senior Research Associate at WestEd, Chavarin worked to identify trends, needs, and options regarding early childhood practice and policy recommendations. Chavarin contributed to the development of the CA Early Childhood Educator Competencies and Learning and Development Foundations video series.

Prior to joining WestEd, Chavarin was the Director of Workforce Development at the YMCA of the East Bay, overseeing twenty-one program sites across four counties in CA. Projects include directing the development the SEIU Head Start Apprenticeship and Early Educator Youth Apprenticeship programs.

Chavarin’s career spans over 25 years in the early care and education field, including starting as a parent, working as a teacher, directing a Head Start state-subsidized center-based program, and providing training/technical assistance to build a high-quality ECE workforce.

Chavarin holds a Ed.D. and M.Ed. with a focus in Educational Leadership from Mills College; and a BA in American Studies, Concentration in Maternal and Child Public Health from the University of California at Berkeley.