Primary Presenter

Joshua Alvarez
Joshua D. Alvarez
Education Consultant/Territory Manager
Kaplan Early Learning Materials
and President for Los Angeles County Male Collaborative
(CLASS Reliable)

Joshua D. Alvarez has been in the education field for over twenty four years. Twelve of those years, directly in the classroom and eight of those years in administration as a Child Development Supervisor, Area Supervisor, Education Coordinator, Parent Involvement Coordinator and Program Director. He has also been a bilingual (English/Spanish) Education Consultant for the past 24 years. With an emphasis in Early Childhood Education, Parent Engagement, Father Involvement and family support. He also has Elementary education experience. He has a bachelor in Early Childhood Education, is CLASS Certified/ Reliable and is a Multicultural Certified Trainer. Has given trainings locally and nationwide from California to New York, from Texas to Puerto Rico. He has consulted and trained educators from Resource and Referral Agencies, Delegate Early Head Start and Head Start/State Preschool Agencies to School Districts, Home Day Care Educator Providers, parents, families, Government Air Base and Navy Base Child Care Programs and National conferences to Regional conferences. He has trained administrative staff and educational staff of Los Angeles County Office of Education Grantee Office, Pomona Unified School District Head Start Staff, Community Action Partnership of Kern Staff, Kern County Association for the Education of Young Children, LAUP and many others. He is also knowledgeable and has extensive experience with Early Head Start and Head Start / State Preschool Performance Standards, Curriculum, Frameworks, CLASS, Transition to School, Environmental Rating Scales, Desire Results, The Outcomes Frame work and LAUP guidelines. He was also a member of the Los Angeles County Office of Education Policy Council and was a member of The Los Angeles County office of Education Collaborative task Force on Education and the Los Angeles County Office of Education Business Round Table for Education. He is the Chair person for the Los Angeles County Male Engagement Collaborative Task force. And is an "On Air" consultant for Public Television Series "A Place of Our Own/ Los NiƱos en su Casa."
As a Education Consultant and a Territory Manager, he works very closely with Delegate Agencies, Child Care Programs, Home Care Providers, Resource and Referral Agencies, School Districts, Los Angeles Universal Preschool (LAUP),First 5 Santa Barbara, First 5 Ventura Co. First 5 Kern Co. First 5 L.A, CAPPA, CCDAA,NHSA, CHSA, CAEYC, NAEYC, Kern Co. AEYC, and the Los Angeles County Office of Education.
His most recent trainings where for Los Angeles County Office of Education (LACOE Grantee), Los Angeles County RTT coaches, Child Care Alliance Human Services Association, Mexican American Opportunity Foundation, Foundation Head Start, Pomona Unified School District Conference, Volunteers of America (VOA), Options Head Start, CDI Head Start and the City of El Monte.