Cathy Bailey found her passion and “true calling” nearly 30 years ago when she enrolled her daughter in a parent participation class through Long Beach City College. After returning to college to expand her education to include Child Development, she joined the Long Beach City College Child Development Center in 1988 and retired after 21 years. Cathy has also worked with children and families in State funded, school district and private pre-schools.
A Masters degree in Public Health Administration also enabled her to teach curriculum classes in Child Development at Long Beach City College and to mentor countless parents, future educators, and community leaders.
The parent of two adult children, Cathy strongly believes in the importance of community and parent education in the process of giving children both “roots and wings” to complete their journey toward their unique destiny.
Sandi holds a B.A. from the University of San Diego and an M.A.E.D from the University of Phoenix. She is a former elementary educator with experience teaching 4th grade as well as middle school. She attended the LBCC Child Development Center with her two children and through that experience was impassioned to pursue a career in early childhood and parent education. Her philosophy and ideals come from a variety of sources and she practices a balanced approach to teaching and parenting. She has a supportive husband, Matthew and two wonderful children, Brooke, 13 and Brady, 11.