About Me

Name:

Daniel Joseph Garcia M. Ed.

Employed by: 

Child Care Aware of Tacoma – Pierce County

Email address:

garcia@childcare.org

Phone # (office):

(253) 272-8000

Phone # (cell):

(253) 345-1734

Work Address:

1501 Pacific Avenue #305 Tacoma WA 98402

 

 

 

Early Childhood Education Work & Educational Experiences:

 

I have worked in the field of education for seventeen years in an array of positions and experiences.  I started my teaching career in elementary education, Pre K – 5th grade, in Colorado.  I taught in monolingual Spanish speaking classrooms, as well as, dual-language classrooms.  During my tenure in this area, I focused on reading readiness, as well as, a balanced literacy approach.  Reading is definitely my forte!

 

Areas of Expertise:

 

In 2004, I earned my first master’s degree in Curriculum & Instruction at CU/Denver, then in 2010, I earned my second master’s degree in Educational Leadership.  Currently, I am ABD (All But Dissertation) at Capella University, earning my doctorate (Ph. D.) degree in Public & Non-Profit Administration.  In my past as well, I have earned my Reading Specialist Certificate, Principal Certificate, and lastly, my Superintendent Certificate in Colorado & Washington State.  I have taught at Green River Community College and served in many administrative positions, including, owning my own alternative learning center, The Infinite Learning Group, LLC.

 

 

 

Personal Early Learning Philosophy:  

 

My teaching/learning style is very dual-language, as well as, tactile in nature.  I learn best utilizing a “hands on” approach with all of my learners.  Children learn best when they know they are supported and receiving the tools that “fit” them unconditionally.  We all learn differently and at different levels.  Education is and should be individualized to fit the needs of the student at ALL TIMES!

 

Daniel Garcia