Maria delRosario Villasana

Photo of Maria delRosario Villasana Department Child Development & Family Studies Department 
 Office Mission
 Phone (415) 920-6033
 Mailbox MIS
 E-Mail mvillasa@ccsf.edu
 Summer 2013 
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Summer 2013 Teaching Schedule
CDEV 53 Child Growth & Development 3.0
ADVISE: ESL 130 or ENGL 90 or 91 or placement in ESL 140 or ENGL 92
51427 501 Lec T R 06:00-10:10PM 06/17-07/24 MUB A230 Deadlines Book CDEV 67 Child, Family & Community 3.0
ADVISE: ESL 130 or ENGL 90 or 91 or placement in ESL 140 or ENGL 92
52015 001 Lec T R 01:40-05:50PM 06/16-07/25 MUB A230 Deadlines Book 50082 351 Lec M W 09:10-01:20PM 06/16-07/23 1125 Valencia St. A174 Deadlines Book
This class taught in Spanish /ESL.

AA with focus on Early Childhood Education from City College of San Francisco
BA in Humanities with Child Development focus from New College of CA
MA in Early Childhood Education from San Francisco State University


Prof. Villasana has been teaching credit classes in both English and Spanish for the Child Development and Family Studies Department at CCSF since 2007.
From 1987 to the present she has also worked in the lab schools as Preschool and Child Development Center director. From 1987 to 2007 she worked at Bernal Heights State Preschool, since then she has been at CCSF-Mission Child Development Center on the Mission Campus

(Maria) Rosario Villasana, M.A., is director at the Mission Campus Child Development Lab Center for City College of SF. She also teaches child development classes and courses related to running a child care center, the business and art of runing a family child care business and administration of early childhood programs in both English and Spanish. She is an adjunct professor at San Francisco State University and Community Programs Coordinator for the Caldwell Early Life Center at Rudolf Steiner College. She is a Program for infant/Toddler Care trainer and a LifeWays NorthAmerica trainer. Her primary focus is the Birth to 7 year old child.
Focus areas include; LifeWays North America, the Program for Infant/Toddler Caregivers, The Impact of Media on the Young Child, Environments for Children, Dance and Movement Education, Sensory Integration and Brain Development, and Resource Development for Spanish Trainers. I am particularly interested in children in the Birth to 7 age range as this is a critical stage setting the foundation for future learning and quality of life. During this period Family Support and Parenting is an important service and an essential aspect for successful programs. As an educator I think it is imperative to protect the spirit of childhood and to foster free play. Learner focused programming that allows the child to develop at their own pace and in a creative manner requires teacher inquiry and self reflection, as well as capacities and confidence gained from advanced studies and the courage to be the teacher called for in these times.

I enjoy involvement with the Multi-cultural Infusion Project (MIP) and look for ways to engage non-traditional learners.

I am President of the Board of Directors of the Alliance for Childhood and on the Board of LifeWays North America. I am frequently invited to present at professional conferences such as NAEYC, CAEYC and local AEYC organizations. I have also presented at the World Form, Child Care Information Exchange, in Singapore; Athens, Greece; and Acapulco Mexcio. I have presented for the CENDI conference in Monterey Mexico and have been interviewd by New Dimensions for their Changing the World Series, the link for the interview titled Children at Play-Changing the World is:
http://www.newdimensions.org/flagship/3123/rosario-villasana-ruiz-children-at-play---changing-the-world/

I am an avid traveler and fascinated by how environment and geography shape thinking and lifestyle. I enjoy hearing different languages and exploring different perspectives through travel and seeing the world. I enjoy dancing, both socially and for creative expression and I believe movement is an important aspect of education for young children both for the obvious physical, spatial awareness and strength and coordination benefits as well as for the creative and expressive qualities. I consider myself an advocate for childhood and support reclaiming play as a natural child's right to grow free and joyfully.

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