Jerilyn WhiteTitle: Associate Faculty
Department: Child Development (SC)
Division: Division of Social & Behavioral Sciences
Organization: Saddleback College
I have been involved in the field of Early Childhood Development for 35 years. I have worked as an aide, teacher, director, site supervisor, community college faculty and Infant Toddler Specialist. My work experience has been with coop non-profit pre schools, employer sponsored child care programs and State Pre School/Infant & Toddler programs. I have worked with children 0-12 years old and now in the arena of adult education. I have worked for First 5's CDTC CLASS/MTP Pilot Project as a Coach/Mentor and West Ed's Partner for Quality/ Program Infant and Toddler Care as an Infant Specialist, as well as my work here at Saddleback College, Victor Valley College and Long Beach City College. My passion is "quality care for children!" I receivied my Bachelor and Master of Arts degrees in Human Development, with specializations in Early Childhood Development and Adult Learning from Pacific Oaks College, but my true education in early development came from my daughter, it is as a parent that many lessons were learned. She truly is my teacher. As you see from the picture, I am also enjoying the role of grandma, where I know many more lessons await. Respect is the key to relationships, and relationships are the key to how children learn about the world. If we slow down, take our cues from the child, they will show us the way.