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Early Childhood Education

The TCDE Early Childhood Education Department provides high quality programs for children 0 to 5. The goal for these programs is to give young children the tools they need to enter school with a foundation of knowledge and skills to be successful throughout their school experience.

Programs of the Early Childhood Education Department:
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Tehama County Department of Education State Preschools School Readiness Logo
Tehama County Local Child Care Planning Council Family child care home education network

State Preschool Support Team
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Alyssa

Alyssa McCombs, Program Director of  Early Childhood Programs,

Program Director Permit, M.A. degree in Early Childhood Education Trauma Studies/Organizational Leadership, B.A. degree in Sociology, A.A. degree in Child Development, A.S. degree in Social and Behavioral Science

Alyssa has been working in the ECE profession since 2005. Alyssa is married, and has one young daughter. Alyssa's hobbies include cooking, reading, and gardening. Alyssa is dedicated to cultural humility, and strength-based practices in both her personal and professional experiences.

Alyssa ha trabajado en la profesión de ECE desde 2005. Alyssa está casada y  tiene una hija pequeña. Los pasatiempos de Alyssa incluyen cocinar, leer y  hacer jardinería. Alyssa se dedica a la humildad cultural y las prácticas basadas en la fuerza tanto en sus experiencias personales como profesionales.
 
 
Celena

Celena Sinclair, Early Childhood Coach

Site Supervisor Permit, B.A degree in Liberal Studies with an Emphasis in Child Development
 
Celena has been working in the ECE profession since 1991. Celena’s hobbies include being outdoors, traveling, hiking and reading. Celena is married to her husband; Chris and they have three children; one daughter and two sons. 
 
Celena ha estado trabajando en la profesión de ECE desde 1991. Los pasatiempos de Celena incluyen estar al aire libre, viajar, caminar y leer. Celena está casada con su esposo; Chris y tienen tres hijos; una hija y dos hijos.
 
 

Crystal

Crystal Sides, Enrollment Specialist

Crystal has been working for TCDE since 2015. Crystal’s hobbies include working out, going on cruises, eating healthy, and spending time with family. Crystal is married to JJ and together they have five children; one son and four daughters.
 
Crystal ha estado trabajando para TCDE desde 2015. Los pasatiempos de Crystal son hacer ejercicio, viajar en cruceros, comer sano y pasar tiempo con la familia. Crystal está casada con JJ y juntos tienen 5 hijos; 1 hijo y 4 hijas.
 
 
Holly

Holly Rhoads, Early Childhood Programs Coordinator

Associate Teacher Permit
 
Holly has worked in the ECE profession since 2006. Holly’s hobbies include being outdoors, reading, and spending time with her family. Holly is married to her husband, Jeff, and together they have four children; three sons and one daughter.
 
Holly ha trabajado en la profesión de ECE desde 2006. Los pasatiempos de Holly incluyen estar al aire libre, leer y pasar tiempo con su familia. Holly está casada con su esposo, Jeff, y juntos tienen cuatro hijos; tres hijos y una hija.