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Learn about trends in Early Childhood Education
Interested in teaching in a day care facility or directing one? Come by and learn about the classes that prepare preschool teachers and operators to manage the challenges they face in Silicon Valley schools. This 90-minute info session provides a comprehensive overview of the UCSC Extension Early Childhood Education classes and certificate program for new and returning students. You will enjoy University of California-certified coursework and the opportunity to network with working professionals who are focused on learning the latest strategies for effective teaching.
Presenter: Melissa Le
MELISSA LE, B.A., Multi-Subject Teaching Credential, has more than 23 years of experience working with children from infants to preschool-age students, and in K-6 classrooms. Ms. Le has worked in public and private school settings, and examined a variety of learning programs such as Challenger, Montessori, High Scope, college-run preschools at DeAnza, San José State University, and Stanford, to name a few. She has also supervised K-6 after-school programs, where she developed lesson plans and curriculum to meet the needs of diverse populations and students with special needs. Le has extensive experience mentoring emerging teachers in the SJSU and Stanford student-teacher programs, as well as beginning teachers completing their two-year BTSA programs. Le’s expertise is in identifying the needs of her students, both children and adults, and helping them to reach their full potential.
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Have more questions about individual early childhood education courses? Connect with our Outreach Team, (408) 861-3860; ExtensionProgram@ucsc.edu.
No fee, but sign up early so we know you're coming.