Laurie joined us as the Preschool Mentor in July, 2019. In addition to more than 20 years of experience in this field as a teacher and in various leadership roles, Laurie holds a BA in Human Development with a concentration in Early Childhood from Pacific Oaks College, as well as an AA in Child Studies from Dean College. Laurie has also done extensive research in, and focused her continuous education and professional development on, the philosophies of Reggio Emilia and emergent curriculum, including a visit to the Loris Malaguzzi Center in Reggio Emilia, Italy!