I love teaching college students about Early Childhood Education, but I absolutely love working with young children and families.
I have worked with children birth to age 8 for the last 18 plus years in many different capacities. My career has allowed me to work as an Infant/Toddler Mental Health Clinician II (behavioral health), Arizona Early Intervention Program, and CHILD Find Team/Public Educator as an Early Childhood Special Education Teacher.
As a board member for First Things First Arizona and the Arizona Association for Environmental Education and an Early Childhood Education Professor at a Tribal Community College on the Tohono O'odham Nation I have an opportunity to bridge my professional experience with community advocacy.
According to the most recent The National Association for the Education of Young... survey: While programs’ revenues decrease, their expenses are increasing. Diona spoke with the Arizona Association for the Education fo Young Children about her experiences adapting to the COVID-19 pandemic as the founder of Out Back Learning.
"Staying connected with kids and families because that's where my passion really lies."
I believe it's important for young children to connect with nature.