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Wilma Gold



Wilma Gold

Adjunct Faculty

  • Roles:

  • Mentor instructor, Pacific Oaks

  • Second Reader for Thesis, Pacific Oaks

  • Campus:
  • Pasadena
Northern California Instructional Sites
Pacific Oaks College
Address Map of 1245 S Winchester Boulevard San Jose CA 95128
1245 S Winchester Boulevard
San Jose, CA 95128

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.

Education History
Degree Institution Year
B.A. Human Development Pacific Oaks, Pasadina CA 1972
Masters of Social Work Yeshiva University, New York NY 1990
Professional Memberships
Role Organization
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
Community Involvement
Role Organization
Member Indivisible Santa Cruz
Areas of Expertise
Area Expertise
Child & Adolescent Development Social Development
Diversity Cultural Issues
Early Childhood Education Learning through Play
Social Justice General Expertise
Title Location Date
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, (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.

Professional Skills
Teacher Trainer, Parent Educator,