Upcoming Events

Looking Ahead to Changes for the ECE Community:
2016-17 California State Budget
June 10, 2016

Looking Ahead to Changes for the ECE Community:
2016-17 California State Budget
June 17, 2016

CCDAA Great Administrators Seminar
July 19 - 20, 2016
Balboa Bay Resort, Newport Beach



Member of the Month

Congratulations to Dr. Pat Krizek, CCDAA’s May 2016 Member of the Month. Dr. Pat has an Ed.D in Leadership for Educational Justice and is the Director of Child Development for Rialto Unified School District. She has taught all grade levels, has been an Elementary Site Administrator, an Early Childhood Special Education Administrator, and has taught Early Childhood Special Education credentialing classes at Cal State, San Bernardino. She is a former member of First 5 San Bernardino Advisory Council and currently a member of San Bernardino County Early Childhood Planning Council. Dr. Pat has been a Child Development Administrator for the past 8 years. She has been married 46 years, is the mother of three sons, and two grandchildren and has no plans to retire.
Thank you Dr. Pat for taking a time out of your schedule to answer questions:

What has been most rewarding about your career in early education so far?
The Rialto Unified School District has just committed over a million dollars in LCAP to retain the staff and classes that have lost First 5 funding. The Superintendents’ vision is that I create innovative preschool classes that have STEAM pathways. This is an incredible opportunity for our students.

If you could give advice to someone who is new in the administrative role, what would it be?
Learn Title 22 and Title 5. Consider your office a business and run it in that manner to make your contract. Be an instructional facilitator and lead learner for your teachers.

 What is your proudest accomplishment in your career?
My Doctorate and becoming a Director.