2011 - Preschool Teaching
A work of Heart
‘I am not a teacher, but an awakener.’ –Robert Frost
My preschoolers taught me about life and more than they will ever know. I started healing through them.
Ages & Stages Questionnaires® (ASQ®) provides reliable, accurate developmental and social-emotional screening for children between birth and age 6. Drawing on parents’ expert knowledge, ASQ has been specifically designed to pinpoint developmental progress and catch delays in young children—paving the way for meaningful next steps in learning, intervention, or monitoring. (
The Whole Brain Child is one of my favorite books by one of my favorite authors in the world of child development. This is a book I used in my undergrad program at SDSU. This book reviews socio-emotional development, a child's brain development, promoting resiliency in a child, and so much more.
The Attachment Connection is another excellent book I read in college at SDSU. This book entails "Parenting a Secure and Confident Child Using the Science of Attachment Theory" as seen on the cover.
This is another insightful book by Dr. Siegel regarding building resilience, balance, curiosity, and empathy in children.
Check out more of his work on his website as well.
Dr. Brazelton has a series of wonderful books and other contributions to the child development world. One of them is this book I used while I studied at SDSU. His theories also align with my beliefs about the importance of building healthy emotional development from 0-5.
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I Graduated from SDSU with a BS in Child and Family Development as a Child Development Specialist
I had the pleasure of participating in research during my time in the undergraduate program. We won the provost award in 2014 from our presentation on the research at the Student Research Symposium.
Eventually our manuscript on Teacher Perspectives on the Practice of Continuity of Care was published in 2016.
Longstreth, S., Garrity, S. & Ritblatt, S.N., Olson, K*., Virgilio, A*., & Dinh, H*., & Padamada, S*. (2016). Teacher perspectives on the practice of continuity of care, Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 30(4), 554-568.
I continued my education at SDSU in the
ECSEBRIS graduate program
ECSEBRIS stands for -
EARLY CHILDHOOD SOCIO-EMOTIONAL BEHAVIOR REGULATION SPECIALIST.
I BELIEVE SOCIAL EMOTIONAL DEVELOPMENT IS A FOUNDATION FOR LIFE, AND THE FIRST 5 YEARS BEING CRITICAL GROWING YEARS FOR BRAIN DEVELOPMENT.
ZERO TO THREE works to ensure that babies and toddlers benefit from the early connections that are critical to their well-being and development (ZeroToThree).
First 5 San Diego promotes the health and well-being of young children during their most critical years of development, from the prenatal stage through five years of age. Our goal is to help ensure that every child in San Diego County enters school ready to succeed (First 5 San Diego).
First 5 San Diego provides San Diego’s youngest children with healthy development screenings, dental care, high-quality preschool and parenting workshops (First 5 San Diego).
The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) is a professional membership organization that works to promote high-quality early learning for all young children, birth through age 8, by connecting early childhood practice, policy, and research (NAEYC).
Promoting public awareness of issues affecting early childhood development, early brain development, and parenting (First 5 California).
PITC stands for Program for Infant Toddler Care and is a practice that fosters continuity of care practices and a relationship-based approach to infant/toddler care (PITC) .