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Early Childhood Education Careers Conversation (December 2022)

The Early Childhood Education Careers Conversation Webinar took place on December 6, 2022. This event included a presentation of key findings and recommendations from the recently released Early Childhood Education Workforce Needs Assessment published by the Center of Excellence and Valley Vision. This report detailed the current landscape of the industry, upcoming market pressures, and set forth a series of recommendations for further investigation and possible implementation.

Guest Speaker

  • Aaron Wilcher, Center of Excellence, Greater Sacramento Regional Director


  • Denise Lee, Sacramento Employment & Training Agency, Deputy Director of Children and Family Services
  • Steven Hicks, Sacramento County Office of Education, Early Learning Coordinator
  • Janine Cooper, City of Sacramento, Child Care Project Manager
  • Dr. Ana Garcia Nevarez, California State University, Sacramento, State Project Director for Transforming CA ECE Degrees (UP-LIFT CA Grant)
  • Heidi Keiser, Child Action, Inc., Public Policy Officer
  • Laurie Perry, Sacramento City College, Faculty and Early Learning Childhood Coordinator