* Named 2018 "Champion for Young Children" by First Things First of Arizona *
Past active board member, committee work and social media communications content contributor. Board volunteer work included the planning and implementation of various VSAEYC related events and connecting with early childhood providers for the past 15 years.
Provide as needed contracted training and coaching services in Spanish or English for local non-profit agencies Unlimited Potential and Phoenix Day Child Development Center focusing on classroom environment transformations and Social and Emotional Development strategies.
Provided over 15 years of contracted training services as a CCPT facilitator contracted thru the Association for Supportive Child Care Ninos en Mi Casa program. The program served providers in the process of becoming DES certified or seeking additional professional development training hours in various topics in Spanish or English.
Experience in Digital Marketing thru use of a variety of social media platforms for local education-based agencies and small businesses/startups in Arizona. This includes a long-time partnership with the local NAEYC affiliate, Valley of the Sun AEYC and local early childhood company, Alesi Group, LLC.
Alesi Group, LLC specializes in brain-based training, coaching and consultation.Their expertise aligns with current research in early childhood education and adult learning and is one of ECJ's most active contractors for services.
The Kindergarten Experience is a grant supported initiative to increase both the awareness and implementation of evidence-based practices in kindergarten classrooms across Arizona and contracts with Marissa Calderón for implementation of contracted services.