Mayra Cruz - Child Development


"The most important thing an institution does is not to prepare a student for a career, but for life as a citizen." Frank Newman, founder of Campus Compact and former president of University of Rhode Island and the Education Commission of the States.

Circle of Care Training is an initiative to engage early childhood educators in trauma-informed care. Download the September 2014 report

icteamEarly Childhood Mental Health (ECMH) Certificate Program

Santa Clara County is committed to fostering the healthy socio-emotional development of young children birth through 5. Recent research findings point to the importance of providing comprehensive mental health intervention and quality early education services. Children at-risk, abused, neglected, expose to substance abuse deserve our attention and resources.

De Anza College in collaboration with Santa Clara County Health and Hospital Systems, Department of Mental Health, FIRST 5, and service providers have prioritized strategies to engage early childhood educators and mental health professionals in forming circles of support for young children and their families. The collaboration is focusing on developing a framework to influence the field locally and statewide.

Take a look ta the Certificate of Achievement. You can expand your skills and knowledge in Early Childhood Mental Health.  



Serving Adult English Learners:  Research & Report





email Email: Mayra Cruz
Phone: 408.864.8215
Office: CD2-21C

Child Development and Education Department


Last Updated: 4/19/15