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Emily Dansker
Phone: 831.477.3700 ext.1468
Office Hours: Online and phone by appointment
Location: 1506B

Early Childhood Education

Emily Dansker
ECE Instructor

BA in Human Development,Pacific Oaks College and MA in Education, UCSC

I have been teaching at Cabrillo College for 13 years in the Early Childhood Education Department. As a graduate of this same program, I am honored and blessed to be teaching with many of my former instructors and mentors in this amazing department. After leaving Cabrillo College as a student, I went on to receive my B.A. in Human Development from Pacific Oaks College in Oakland, and my Masters Degree in Education and Elementary Education teaching credential from UCSC. As a student, I worked full time in the ECE profession, and helped raise my two step-sons who are now in their twenties. I spent much of my career with infants, toddlers, preschoolers and their families. I have been a teacher and a director and have worked in parent education. I have also done consulting in the area of program development, assessment, and environment design for young children. I taught Kindergarten at a local independent school for 6 years, and currently stay home with my young child and am an adjunct instructor at Cabrillo.
In my off time, you might find me at the beach with my family, hiking or biking in Santa Cruz or in Hawaii, or at home gardening, reading and creating with my child. I believe that the field of Early Childhood Education is one that actively shapes the future of a more equitabel and balanced society and world, and that through our daily interactions with children and families we have the opportunity to be lifelong learners and teachers.

This fall, 2020, I will be teaching
ECE 34: Observation and Assessment in Early Childhood Education
ECE 135: Infant Toddler Program Development

Please use email as my primary contact information and contact me via email or Canvas to arrange individual office hours.
I look forward to our semester together!

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