Early Ed Leadership & Innovation

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August 4, 2022
by IEELI
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Leading for Change in California: Luis Figueroa

As a college student, Luis Figueroa thought he wanted to teach elementary school—until he graduated and took a part-time job as a teaching assistant in an early care and education (ECE) program, where he found that he preferred working with the birth-to-age 5 set.

“At that age, they are amazed by everything, basically, so you can make a lot of difference in their lives,” he said.

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