Meet the Early Childhood Education Director,
Laura came from Temple Beth El South Orange County, where she worked 11 years as an inclusion aid, a preschool teacher, and as the assistant director of the Early Childhood Center, before coming to Temple Bat Yahm in July 2014. The native Californian received a Bachelor’s of Fine Arts degree from the University of Arizona and a Masters degree in Clinical Neuropsychology from San Diego State University. Laura worked with head injury patients for the Defense and Veterans Head Injury Program as well as with children prenatally exposed to Fetal Alcohol Syndrome. Laura earned her Early Childhood Credential through Saddleback College and has been very involved with curriculum planning for the early childhood classroom. In addition, Laura has a passion for our Full Inclusion Program and helping heach child to succeed. She is a member of PACE, CQEL, NAEYC as well as CAEYC. She has now been our ECE Director for over 2 years and is evolving our TBY program to stay up to date with current developmental standards.