We have a strong commitment to the education of our teachers. We know from many research studies that when a teacher has a well-rounded education, the children in their class will do much better. Our classroom teachers hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Child Development or related subject. Many are working on or have even completed a Master’s Degree in Child Development.
Holly Kirkland Reynolds
Director of Children and Family Services
Has full responsibility and provides leadership for the Center’s educational programs, personnel, and daily operations as well as serves on the Board of Directors as Staff Representative.
Holly Reynolds has been committed to social & emotional development as an early childhood teacher, director and college instructor for 30 years. Her passion is helping teachers and families support their child’s emotional & social development to help them reach their potential.
Holly was introduced to Conscious Discipline in 2007 at a state wide conference, she knew at that moment this was the program that she had been looking for. After a three year implementation at her school, the Fairplex Child Development Center in Pomona, CA, she began the process to become a certified trainer to help others learn the life changing skills. She now conducts trainings at the state wide level, for educators, families and business leaders that is tailored to the needs of the specific organization. With her studies in Organizational Leadership Holly is well suited to assist organizations make the transformational change that Conscious Discipline can provide. She is a passionate and energetic speaker who involves the audience in the experience of learning new skills and becoming conscious.
Holly earned a Bachelor’s degree in Child Development, Master’s Degree in Human Development and is currently working on completing her Doctorate in Education.
Ed.D. Doctorate in Education Candidate, Organizational Leadership, University of La Verne
M.A. Human Development, Pacific Oaks College, Pasadena
Certified State-Wide Trainer for Conscious Discipline
Certificate in Nonprofit Leadership, University of California at Los Angeles, Anderson School of Business
B.A. Child Development Interdisciplinary Studies, Cal State San Bernardino
“Having our center here on the grounds of the Fairplex is a special benefit. Our children are able to go on walks to see wonderful things such as farm animals and wonderful educational exhibits. Working closely with our students and faculty from the University of La Verne helps make our center a very special place. As a result of our partnership, we can serve and learn from our children, families, and our university students. The reciprocal learning adds a special element.”
The Center formed a formal partnership with the University of La Verne in 1991. This new alliance established the Center as a lab school and hands-on training facility for students pursuing a Child Development degree from the University of La Verne. The teaching faculty from the University are active in observing and consulting on curriculum and best practices at the center. They often are seen observing their students and the children in all of the classrooms. Read More...