Primary Presenter

Celina Aguilar
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Celina Aguilar first began her journey in Early Childhood Education in her hometown of Sonora, there she opened an Early Intervention Program and Preschool. In 1996, Celina moved to Los Angeles, CA and began working as a toddler teacher shifting through different positions that included being a preschool and kindergarten teacher & a child development specialist for an early intervention program. By 2000, she became an Executive Program Director. For the past 10 years, she has been a part of the Mentor Teacher Committee at Los Angeles Mission College, She served as an education supervisor for a Head Start program. She is currently an Infant/Toddler Specialist for PITC (The program for Infant/Toddler Caregivers) through WestEd and a Certified Trainer for the Desired Results Developmental Profile (DRDP). Celina is also an approved trainer for the Child Care Alliance of Los Angeles, Certificated Pre-K CLASS observer, Coach in parent education, emotional intelligence, and personal development.

Co-presenters

Monica Hernandez
Monica Hernandez, Infant/Toddler Specialist PITC Partners for Quality Center for Child and Families Studies at WestEd provides training, coaching, and technical assistance to assigned Family Child Care and Center based sites of the Los Angeles and Orange Counties.
Monica Hernandez is an experienced trainer and instructor. She holds over 13 years of experience teaching adults in training series for WestEd. She has experience teaching adults from various cultural and socio-economic backgrounds in a bilingual setting. Monica has hands-on experience working with young children from birth to five years old. Monica Hernandez has completed and received her MA in Human Development from Pacific Oaks University.