Participants will examine ways to provide a rich math environment for all children and reflect on strategies that build developmentally appropriate math knowledge and skills in early childhood.
Cori Schmidt is an Infant/Toddler Specialist for the Program for Infant Toddler Care (PITC) and a Lead Instructor for Family Child Care at Its Best. She provides training and technical assistance to support quality improvement of care provided to infants and toddlers in centers, family child care homes, and family, friend, and neighbor contexts throughout Fresno County. She also provides Family Child Care at It's Best training statewide and supports the authorization process for the FCCB Training of Facilitators.Schmidt’s education includes a Bachelor of Science in Child Development, Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Education, Multiple Subject Teaching Credential, and certification as a PITC Trainer.
Michelle Galindo is a bilingual, Spanish Lead Instructor for the Family Child Care at Its Best program with WestEd, facilitating online and in person trainings in California for (FCCB). She also assists with coordination and development of the authorization process for the FCCB Training of Facilitators. Her education consists of a Bachelor of Science in Child Development, Master’s Degree in Educational Counseling, Teaching Pyramid Social Emotional Competence Certification, and CLASS Infant,Toddler, PK-3 Certification. Michelle has been an Adjunct Professor teaching Child Development Courses for Southwestern College in San Diego County for 17 years. She is an advocate and bilingual presenter at Early Childhood Education state and national conferences such as CAEYC, NAEYC and Early Childhood Summits.