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Associate Director

As the Associate Director, Alicia Garcia is responsible for all aspects of Camino Nuevo’s Early Childhood Education Program (ECE). Providing leadership and direction to instill a safe, nurturing, and inviting environment to the preschool students and all other stakeholders. She is responsible for the day to day activities, including oversight of daily operations.

Alicia has been in the early childhood education field for 24 years. She earned her A.A. degree in Early Childhood Education and her B.A. in Child Development from Mount St. Mary's College. Alicia started her profession at the University of Southern California Early Childhood Education Center. She was preschool teacher there for 5 years and worked her way up as an administrator for 3 more years. In 2005, she went back to teaching and joined Camino Nuevo and opened up the preschool classroom at the Harvard site (now Kayne Siart), where she taught for 1 ½ years. Alicia then moved to the Camino Nuevo Early Childhood Education Center building where she continued to teach for another 1 ½ years before becoming the ECE Associate Director. Under her management, the ECE has successfully maintained the National Association for the Education of Young Children Accreditation.