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Nellie Vargas - Child Development


My islandI was born in Oakland, California and later on moved to the Caribbean; island of Puerto Rico where I received part of my education. I had spent most of my life living in both places California and Puerto Rico.

I had taught in the preschool, elementary and adult education system for 12 years in Puerto Rico, Wisconsin and California. I also worked for the NAVY- Naval Air Station in Alameda, California as a Family Home Care Auditor serving military families and their children and for ESO, Inc. (Economic Social Opportunities for Families and Individuals) as an Early Childhood Education Coordinator.

I hold a full-time California Adult Teaching Credential from San Jose State University, a Child Development Program Director Permit from California Department of Education- Child Development Division and a Parent Educator Certificate- Parents as Teachers Program Prenatal to Kindergarten entry from Parents as Teachers National Center, Inc. from Saint Louis, MO.

I am a member of the National Honor Society in Family and Consumer Sciences- Phi Upsilon Omicron, National Association for the Education of Young Children and California Community College Early Childhood Educators.


BS. Home Economics/ Secondary Education
MS. Home Economics/ Families Studies and Human Development
Ed.D Instructional Leadership/ Higher Education 

Other special interests include:

Travel/ Religion/ Music/ Languages



email Email: vargasnellie@fhda.edu
Phone: 408-.864.8788
Office: CD#2-21


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Child Development


Last Updated: 1/4/15