About Professor Pourroy
Professor of: Child Development
Phone: (818) 947-2600 ext. 8203
With a passion for teaching, Debra Pourroy has spent the l ast 30+ years administering and teaching in the field of early childhood education. Debra's resume includes a Master's degree in Education for Young Children, with an emphasis in Early Childhood Education. Additionally, her Bachelor's degree and undergraduate studies were also in Child Development. Debra is an avid supporter of the National Association for the Education of Young Children and has been both an active member and workshop presenter for this organization on the local and state levels throughout her career.
Debra's focus has been on the development, implementation and integration of a quality pre-school experience for children of all socio-economic and culturally diverse backgrounds. For many years, she was the director of a state funded child care center that served homeless and low income families. Prior to that, she taught in infant-toddler centers and preschools. One of Debra's many talents is "story telling" and many students still remember her via her stories. On a personal level, she loves to travel and recently spent time in Italy studying the strategies of the Reggio Emilia Schools.
For the last 10 years, Debra has taught adults, and high school students in child care occupations. She is very excited by the prospect of inspiring adults to be their "best" for young children. As Debra says, "Working with young children is one of the most important jobs on the planet!"
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