Lisa Cavallaro

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Lisa Cavallaro

Associate Faculty/Director Saddleback College Child Development Center


M.S. in Education Administration from California State University, Fullerton, CA

B.S. in Child and Adolescent Studies from California State University, Fullerton, CA

A.A. in Early Child Education from Saddleback College, CA

Early Childhood Education Certificate from Saddleback College, CA


Lisa Cavallaro has worked at Saddleback College for 29 years. The last 14 years she has served as the Director of the Child Development Center. Over the course of these years, she has worked as a Child Development Specialist, a Senior Child Development Specialist and as an Associate Faculty member in the Child Development Division. Prior to working at Saddleback, Lisa was a preschool teacher in both a faith-based and private development center. She enjoys spending time with family and friends as well as traveling and exploring new places.


She will be teaching CD 110 online this fall.


The required texts are:

Reflecting Children’s Lives – A Handbook for Planning Your Child-Centered Curriculum, 2nd Edition, Redleaf Press, By Deb Curtis and Margie Carter – ISBN: 9781605540399

Use Your Words: How Teacher Talk Helps Children Learn, Redleaf Press, by Carol Garhart Mooney –

ISBN: 9781929610679

California Preschool Learning Foundations and Curriculum Frameworks

California Infant and Toddler Learning Foundations and Frameworks