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Cerro Coso Introduce Full-Time Child Development Faculty, Vivian Baker
August 15, 2011
Cerro Coso Community College is pleased to announce the selection of Vivian Baker to a new full-time Child Development Faculty position. Vivian has been an active member of the Cerro Coso community for over 20 years. She began her career in the field of Early Childhood Education in 1990 as a student intern at Cerro Coso's IWV Child Development Center. It was while taking Child Development courses that she realized her life calling to serve children and families. She has vast experience as a classroom teacher, site supervisor, adjunct faculty member, and advocate for children. Vivian is a graduate of Cerro Coso Community College with an AA in Early Childhood Education, Pacific Oaks College with a Bachelors in Human Development/Early Childhood Education and a Masters in Human Development/College Teaching/Leadership in Education.
She is the Coordinator of the California Early Childhood Mentor Program for Cerro Coso piloting a statewide, Virtual model for student mentoring. Through this pilot, Vivian works to pair Cerro Coso child development online students with early childhood professionals throughout the state. The availability of Virtual Mentors will provide Cerro Coso students with the opportunity to participate in one-on-one enhanced learning possibilities. Vivian is a member of California Community College Early Childhood Educators, the National Association for the Education of Young Children, and is currently a member of the Eastern Sierra AEYC Conference Committee as well as serving on the Las Flores PTO Executive Board.
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