Primary Presenter

Liliana Alvarez Hernandez MA
Liliana Alvarez Hernandez MA began her early education career at the University of California, Los Angeles where she received her BA in Political Science and a minor in Applied Developmental Psychology (ADP). In the ADP program, she had the opportunity to work at UCLA's Infant Development Center, where a fundamental respect and joy for the early years was cultivated. Liliana worked in a preschool setting for four years, then returned to school and in 2018 graduated from the California State University, Northridge with an MA in Early Childhood Education. Currently, Liliana is an Infant Toddler Quality Support Coach at Connections for Children, providing individualized program coaching to Family Childcare Providers and Center staff. She is also an adjunct professor at Santa Monica City College and serves as President for the Southern California Chapter of CAAEYC.


Victoria Tarango
Victoria Tarango is a graduate of Pacific Oaks College with both her BA and MA in Human Development. Her specialization is in Early Childhood Education. Victoria has 28 years of experience working with infants, toddlers, preschoolers, school age, young adults and adult students. She has worked in several positions as a teacher assistant with Los Angeles Unified School District, and a teacher in a private child care. In addition to being employed by LAUSD, she was a head teacher, lead teacher and a child development supervisor in a federally-funded Head Start program. Victoria is currently employed as a Child Development Occupations Instructor, with the Division of Adult and Career Education of the Los Angeles Unified School District.