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Angie Garling
Early Care and Education Program Administrator
1401 Lakeside Dr., 11th Fl. Oakland, CA 94612
Phone: 510-208-9675 Fax: 510-208-9579

Angie has been the Program Administrator for Alameda County's Early Care and Education Program since 2000. She has over 20 years of experience advocating on behalf of quality child care and early learning experiences for all children and families. She has been recognized by both the U.S. House of Representatives and the California State Legislature for her work in early childhood policymaking. Angie holds a Bachelor's degree from Wellesley College and a Master's degree from UC Berkeley in Educational Psychology and Human Development. She lives in Berkeley, California with her husband and young children.

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Ellen Dektar
Senior Management Analyst
1401 Lakeside Dr., 11th Floor Oakland, CA 94612
Phone: 510-208-9578 Fax: 510-208-9579

Ellen is a Senior Management Analyst with the Alameda County Early Care and Education Program, focusing on public policy, interagency children's planning, and integrating child care with land use, facilities, disaster, and community development policy. Under her guidance, Alameda County has developed a National Association of Counties award winning Green Child Care Program. She spent the first half of her career working at the intersection of research, practice, policy and grant making as a child and family policy analyst and planner for The Children's Defense Fund, California Senator Gary K. Hart, the California Senate Health and Human Services Committee, and the San Francisco Mayor's Office of Children, Youth and Families. She has a B.A. from U.C. Berkeley.

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Michael Panori
Programs Support
1401 Lakeside Dr., 11th Fl. Oakland, CA 94612
Phone: 510-208-9620 Fax: 510-208-9579

Mike Panori has provided administrative support to the Early Care and Education staff for the last 10 years. He has a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature from Merrimack College in Massachusetts and has graduate credits from Boston University.

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Angela Cabrera
Quality Improvement Navigator
1401 Lakeside Dr., 11th Fl. Oakland, CA 94612
Phone: 510-208-9722 Fax: 510-208-9579

Angela Cabrera is the Quality Improvement Navigator, at the County of Alameda Early Care and Education Program. Her primary responsibilities are to support state funded preschools in their path to quality and to help shape the work around Dual Language Learners in Alameda County. With over twelve years of experience working in Child Development and Early Childhood Education, Angela has been a first grade, K-4, and K-5 teacher, a Licensed Kindermusik® Business Owner, an Inclusion Specialist, and a Resource and Referral Program Manager. Her local and statewide leadership extends from being the co-chair of the San Mateo County Child Care Partnership Council's Inclusion Committee to being a member of the Bay Area Quality Early Learning Partnership's Planning and Recommendations Committee. Furthermore, she has been part of the local San Mateo County Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS) Integration team. Angela has made significant contributions in the areas of inclusion and developmental screenings, quality rating and improvement tools, establishing funding and programmatic partnerships, advocacy, family engagement, and promoting best practices. Angela holds a B.A in Psychology from Saint Thomas University in Bogota, Colombia.




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