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Yolanda Carlos



Yolanda Carlos

Core Faculty

  • Roles:

  • Pacific Oaks Vice Chair, Faculty Council

  • Pacific Oaks Member Faculty Development Committee

  • Assess and evaluate student learning objectives & progress

  • Campus:
  • Pasadena
Human Development and Education
Pacific Oaks College
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Lecturer, researcher in Early Childhood Education, Pacific Oaks College School of Education, California, USA

Professor Yolanda Carlos, Core Faculty ECE role at Pacific Oaks College School of Education has been to create new innovative specialization programs such as STEAM and Trauma to support current needs in preparing students with 21st Century Skills necessary to be leaders in the profession.

Professor Carlos has developed a passion for the Early Childhood Education Profession and providing culturally centered programs and education for creating agents of change. She has presented papers and workshops at State wide and international conferences; most recently at The Learner Research Conference, Queen's University, Belfast, Ireland (2019)- topic Anti-Bias through the Lens of the Practitioner, Hong Kong International Conference on Education, Psychology, and Society (2018). Presenting workshops throughout China and California focusing on STEAM specialization developed for educators; UPC International Educators Congress, Lima, Peru (2015) and Trauma informed practices for teachers at the World Forum (2017).

She is interested in pedagogy, curriculum and research focusing on Early Childhood Education and Brain Based Learning. Her aim is to support teachers in meeting the diverse needs of children and families.

"There is no other honor higher than seeing past students enter into the field of your passion and excelling!"

Education History
Degree Institution Year
Masters of Education, Behavioral Management Cambridge College, Cambridge, Massachusetts 2010
Bachelor of Science, Child Development University of LaVerne, La Verne, CA 2008
California Clear Designated ECE Subject Credential California Commission on Teacher Credentialing, Sacramento, CA 1987
Professional Memberships
Role Organization
Member NAEYC
Member ASCD: Professional Learning Community for Educators
Member A Better Way CBO
Coordinator High Desert Church Children's Ministry
Member PEACH Partnerships for Education, Articulation & Coordination through Higher Education
Member California Council on Teacher Education CCTE
Clear Designated ECE Credential, California
Community Involvement
Role Organization
Governing Member, Former President California Association for the Education of Young Children (AAEYC)
Adviser, 2010 Region 10 Coordinator FHA-HERO Student Leadership Organization
Board Member, Vice President "A Better Way," an organization that helps families who have experienced domestic violence with education and training for a better quality life.
Standards Committee Member California Department of Education Development
"50 Women" Participant High Desert Latina Summit
Adjunct Faculty Victor Valley Community College
BTSA Mentor Victor Valley Union High School District
Instructor Court mandated parenting courses, birth to adolescence
Instructor Victor Valley Union High School
Coordinator High Desert Church Preschool Ministries
Areas of Expertise
Area Expertise
Birth to 5
Developmental Learning
Early Childhood Education General Expertise
Trauma informed ECE

The Need for an ECE Doctorate Degree

Title Location Date
Presenter: Anti-Bias through the Lens of the Pracitioner Queen's University, Belfast Ireland 2019
Presenter: Quantitative Research The Need for an ECE Doctorate Hong Kong International Conference on Education, Psychology, and Society 2018
Presenter: STEAM Normal University Shanghi, China 2018
Presenter: STEAM UPC International Educators Congress, Lima, Peru 2016
Presenter: Trauma Informed Practices for Teachers Trauma informed practices for teachers at the World Forum, Auckland, New Zeland 2017

Carlos, Yolanda (2018). The Need for an Early Childhood Education Doctorate. Hong Kong International Conference on Education, Psychology and Society. HKICEPS Journal ( (p4). doi:ID:ISBASS-0003,2018

Curriculum Vitae
Professional Skills
Early Childhood Edcuation; Trauma Culture and Immigration; Action Research; STEAM; Brain Development & Executive Brain Function