Hello, my name is Lauren Perez and I’ve been in the field of Early Childhood Education for 10 years. I am passionate about this field because it’s always full of new adventures. I love working with children as it gives me the opportunity to play different roles as a caregiver, role model, and support system. I believe that children learn best when they are offered a space to explore cause and effect while being supported through their individual journeys. Outside of ECE, I enjoy spending time with my family and visiting Disneyland.

I’ve always loved a child’s imagination and wonder, so it was no surprise to me that I would find myself in early childhood.
In 2012 I received a bachelorette degree in early childhood education at Cal State Long Beach and began working at the JCC right away. After being a pre k educator for almost 9 years I decided to take on a leadership role in administration as an educational coordinator. It is in this role that I will be a support to my team and share all that I’ve learned along the way.