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Debra Ward

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Debra Ward


I have been the Director of Cerritos College Child Development Center and adjunct faculty at Cerritos College since 2006, and adjunct faculty at Rio Hondo College since 2012. I have held various positions with San Bernardino Valley College, first as adjunct Instructor for the Child Development Department from 1988 to 2004, and served as the Interim Child Development Grant Coordinator from 2001 to 2004. From 2004 to 2006 held the position as full-time faculty and served as the Director of the Child Development Center at San Bernardino Valley College.  I have also worked at the Redlands YWCA and YMCA, where she developed and implemented infant/toddler childcare programs, preschool programs, after-school-age programs, and a Teen/Senior Center for the Redlands community from 1977 to 2001. During my  time at the YMCA of Redlands, I held the position of Senior Program Director for Child Care and Family Services from 1981 to 1989; and from 1990 to 2001, the Associate Executive Director.  I was one of two women to serve as a member of the Redlands Noon Kiwanis Club in 1987, and the first woman President of the Redlands Noon Kiwanis Club in 1995.  I am a former member of the Ebell of Los Angeles and a current member of the National Association for the Education of Young Children and The North American Reggio Emilia Alliance. I have been a Mentor Director for the California Early Childhood Mentor Program since 2014 and a Professional Growth Advisor since 1998. I formerly served as a member of the Community Care Licensing Advisory Committee for San Bernardino County. I earned a Master of Science degree in Child Development from the University of La Verne. 


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