Jean-Mari DagarinAssociate Faculty
M.S. in Early Childhood Education - Capella University
B.S. in Child and Adolescent Studies - California State University, Fullerton
Program Director's Permit - California Commission on Teacher Credentialing
Welcome to my profile page! My name is Jean-Mari Dagarin. I have worked in the field of early childhood education for over twenty years; 16 of which as an administrator of early childhood programs. Over the course of my time as an administrator I have had the opportunity to work in a variety of programs including assistant manager of the Saddleback College Child Development Center. I have also served as the Quality and Accreditation Advisor for Children's Creative Learning Centers. In that role I mentored and supported centers going through, achieving, and maintaining accreditation honors through the National Association of Education for Young Children (NAEYC). Currently, in addition to teaching at Saddleback as an Associate Faculty, I am the Supervisor of Early Childhood Programs at Capistrano Unified School District.
I currently teach CD 101.
The required texts for this course are:
Early Childhood Education Birth-8, California Edition by Driscoll and Nagel,
ISBN 0-558-59857-9 (Can only be purchased in the Saddleback Bookstore, this is a custom CA edition).
Basics of Developmentally Appropriate Practice by Copple and
Bredekamp, NAEYC 2006, ISBN#1-928896-26-X