In her role as Director of Early Care and Education at Fresno County Office of Education, Lupe Jaime oversees several early learning programs and initiatives, including the Child Care and Development Local Planning Council (LPC); the Early Stars Quality Rating and Improvement System; the Race to the Top – Early Challenge Grant; the California State Preschool Program Block Grant; the Teen Parent Support Program; and Early Care and Education Workforce Support programs, such as PIECES and the California Transitional Kindergarten Stipend Program.
Prior to her current position, Ms. Jaime was the Deputy Director of Central Valley Children’s Services Network. In this role, she managed the Resource & Referral, Subsidized Childcare, and numerous First 5 Fresno County contracts. In addition, she served as an Infant & Toddler Specialist Trainer for WestEd, and a Child Development adjunct instructor at Willow International College.
She is actively involved in her community and currently serves as a member of the Fresno County Child Care & Development LPC, co-chair of the California State University, and the Fresno Central Valley Bilingual Dual Language Consortium. She is a Board Member for the California Childcare Resources and the California Child Development Administrators Association.
Ms. Jaime holds a Bachelor’s degree in Liberal Studies and a Professional Clear Multiple-Subject Teaching Credential. In addition, she earned a Master’s degree in Cross Cultural Education and a Child Development Director’s Permit. Recently, she earned a post graduate certificate in Infant Family Mental Health from the University of Massachusetts, Boston.
Most importantly, Lupe is the proud mother of a 19-year-old daughter, Alexus, who currently is attending University of California, Merced.