Janet Fish, EdD
Jan Fish, EdD, has been in the field of Early Childhood Education since the late 1960s. Inspired by Head Start with its emphasis on child, family and community development, Jan worked in cross-cultural ECE programs as center teacher and director for 11 years.
After having taught Child Development courses in a several community colleges, Dr. Fish served as Professor and Coordinator of the Interdisciplinary B.A. Major in Child Development and, subsequently, Professor and Coordinator of the M.A. in Early Childhood Education at California State University Northridge.
Jan earned her doctorate in Early Childhood and Developmental Studies from UCLA, and her research and advocacy interests include the role of inclusive, collaborative consultation in early childhood program growth as well as in ECE systems change. She has been awarded three Fulbright fellowships and has taught, published, and lectured internationally in Spanish and English.
Jan has been Lead Consultant and now is Co-Lead Consultant with Partnerships for Education, Articulation and Coordination through Higher Education (PEACH), an ECE cross-sector higher education collaborative with faculty from more than 40 institutions of higher education, from 2011 to the present. She serves on the California Transforming the Workforce for Children Ages Birth Through 8 Core Team, co-leading Priority Area 3: Higher Education.