Our Mission

CQEL supports programs in integrating promising practices and is an advocate for a thriving and diverse early learning system for children and families.

Board of Directors​

 CQEL has an active Board of Directors consisting of professionals who work with children and families and provide support to early childhood education professions. Together we have over 150 years of experience in the early education field.  


CQEL’s Board has expertise in implementing innovative programs through public and private partnerships as well as experience serving in leadership roles in Southern and Northern California.

Board Members

Sherri Springer, Board President (El Dorado County)

Ani Kuyumijan (Ventura County) 

Mary Breeding (Sacramento County)
Candi Bailey (Placer County) 

Jamie Sanbonmatsu (San Luis Obispo County) 

Nina Bawa (Orange County)

Cindy O'Mara (Alameda County)

Jason Breeding (San Mateo County)

Elke Miller (Los Angeles County)

Makinya Ward (San Mateo County)

Jennifer Carter (San Bernardino County)

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