Mentor instructor, Pacific Oaks
Second Reader for Thesis, Pacific Oaks
I am a graduate of PO in Human Development (1972). I worked as a teacher for 2 years while in school and became a director upon graduation. I started in parent co-oping and that set my passion and values of including families in all the early childhood work I have done since. I have directed parent co-ops, state-funded, faith-based, private-for-profit and not-for-profit programs for infants through after-school. I also served a regional manager for Bright Horizons for 4 years. I retired from University of California Santa Cruz where I was the Director of Child Care and Education Services. In addition, I served as the chair of the Santa Cruz Child Care Planning Council, President of Peninsula Association for the Education of Young Children (PAEYC) and sat on the California Association for the Education of Young Children. I have taught in the early childhood education department at UC Santa Cruz Extension, Cabrillo College in Santa Cruz and for Pacific Oaks. I am a member of Educators for Peaceful Classrooms and Communities Inc. The organization provides training for families, educators and communities to support children's development of positive social, collaborative, communication and conflict resolution skills enabling them to become positive, contributing members of their community.
|B.A. Human Development||Pacific Oaks, Pasadina CA||1972|
|Masters of Social Work||Yeshiva University, New York NY||1990|
|Member||National Association for the Education of Young Children|
|Treasurer||Educators for Peaceful Classrooms and Communities inc.|
|Member||Communities Organizing for Relational Power in Action|
|Member||Indivisible Santa Cruz|
|Child & Adolescent Development||Social Development|
|Early Childhood Education||Learning through Play|
|Social Justice||General Expertise|
|NAEYC Conferences||Multiple locations||multiple years|
|EPCC Level I Training||multiple locations||since 1998|
Wilma Gold MSW, Marilyn Shelton PhD, Susan Hopkins, Joyce Daniels, Chris Lamm PhD, et.al. (1996). Level I & Level II EPCC Training Manual. Nevada City, CA: Self Published.
Wilma Gold, Sharon Daviddson, Gus Gold, Cindy Santa Cruz et al. (July). Connecting the Generations. Child Care Information Exchange. (July/ August 2014). p 39 - 41.
|Teacher Trainer, Parent Educator,|