BOD: Lorena Ramos

Lorena Ramos has worked in the field of Early Childhood for 20 years with infants, toddlers, preschoolers, and school-age children in both Licensed Family Child Care and center-based programs.  In 2012, Lorena received her B.A. in Early Childhood Studies, California State University, Channel Islands.  During her time at CSUCI, she participated in the Boeing Grant Project, Critical Friends Group (CFG) Seminar to promote professional development in community learning environments (COP). In addition, she was a member of a research team for the Project Vista Grant in compiling information for the Needs Assessment of a Family (Child and Elder) Development Center at Channel Islands. 

In 2018, Lorena received her master’s degree in educational psychology with an emphasis in Early Childhood.  She participated in community health screenings in order to identify children in need of services and continues to advocate for early identification through health screenings. 

Currently, she is a Technical Assistant Specialist in the Early Childhood Programs Department, Ventura County Office of Education, she is part of a team tasked with implementing the Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS) in Ventura County. During the past 7 years she has acquired various training certifications and lead projects to support early childhood professionals.

Her interests include learning about families and advocating for children to improve their learning outcomes and ultimately improve their lives.  Additionally, she is passionate about Learning Stories, a narrative assessment used in New Zealand.  She traveled to New Zealand on a Learning Stories Study tour with Dr. Annie White and continues to support Learning Stories efforts in Ventura County through the S.A.L.S.A. (Supporting the Advancement of Learning Stories in America) group.
 
Lorena Ramos has worked in the field of Early Childhood for 20 years with infants, toddlers, preschoolers, and school-age children in both Licensed Family Child Care and center-based programs.In 2018, Lorena received her master’s degree in educational psychology with an emphasis in Early Childhood.  She participated in community health screenings in order to identify children in need of services and continues to advocate for early identification through health screenings.  Currently, she is a Technical Assistant Specialist in the Early Childhood Programs Department, Ventura County Office of Education, she is part of a team tasked with implementing the Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS) in Ventura County. During the past 7 years she has acquired various training certifications and lead projects to support early childhood professionals.