published on March 2, 2016 - 9:43 PM
Written by The Business Journal Staff

Gov. Jerry Brown recently announced that Lupe Jaime of Fresno has been appointed to the First 5 California Children and Families Commission.

Jaime, 40, has been director of early care and education at the Fresno County Office of Education since 2014. She previously served as deputy director at the Central Valley Children’s Services Network from 2004 to 2014.

She has also had roles with educational nonprofit West Ed’s Partners for Quality Infant and Toddler Care program and also served as an adjunct child development instructor at Reedley College.

Jaime is a member of the National Association for the Education of Young Children, California Child Development Administrators Association and the Fresno Child Care and Development Local Planning Council. She earned a Master of Education degree in cross-cultural teaching from National University.

“The Commission welcomes the appointment of Ms. Jaime. Her background in early childhood education and development brings another highly qualified member to our diverse and hard-working Commission,” said First 5 California Executive Director Camille Maben.

Ms. Jaime states, “The value of quality child care and education is key for early childhood success, which stimulates the growth of California’s children and families. I will work diligently with my fellow Commissioners to promote and ensure access to high-quality early childhood education and development programs that continue the great work of the First 5 California Commission.”

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