On Wednesday evening, October 2, at the Skyline College Child Development Center, nearly 100 participants from Early Childhood Education heard from a panel of professionals about Careers and College Pathways.  Using Early Childhood Education/Child Development as a foundation, students can plan a range of careers working with and in support of children and families.

The group was welcomed by ECE/EDU Program Coordinator Kate Williams Browne and Skyline College student data was presented on behalf of County Office of Education/EQuIP Grant.  Several panelists from Skyline College told their stories of inspiration: Soodie Ansari on Early Language Development, Mary Yung of Special Education, Dr. James Adams of Educational Psychology, and Skyline graduate Jamie Hui now with San Francisco Unified School District Family Support Program.  Transfer requirements for the Child & Adolescent Bachelor program were explained by the PATH Coordinator Melinda Ramzel, and Special Education Graduate program was described by Dr. Sarita Santos.  The requirements and services here at Skyline were noted by ECE Program Services Coordinator Cece Rebele, and Child Development Center Director Tina Watts outlined several options at the Child Development Center on campus.

Stay tuned for the next ECE event, Saturday 22 of February. Entitled “Orientation to Education,” this morning session is for those interested in the Teaching Profession in early care and education.

Article by Kate Williams Browne, Chair/Program Coordinator, ECE Department, Photos by Shawna Whitney.