Lynn Arner, MS is a child development specialists for Early Years with over twenty years of experience working with children zero to five. Lynn provides consulting services for Universal Preschool in West Sacramento and Yolo County Office of Education’s Head Start programs, as well as private programs throughout Yolo County. She also works with families who are struggling with parenting to help them to understand their child’s behavior and to “smooth the bumps along the way”. Lynn previously directed the morning preschool at the UC Davis Center for Child and Family Studies. For more than 15 years, she taught college courses on current child development theory and developed extensive teacher training curricula. She is currently teaching upper division child development courses for California State University Sacramento. As a mother of four and a grandmother, Lynn also brings a parent’s perspective and experience into her work with parents and child care providers.
Lynn's consultation frees are $75 per hour or Trainings $150 per hour.
Kathleen Grey, MA is a family development consultant since retiring from her position of 12 years directing the Infant/Toddler Program in the Center for Child and Family Studies at UC Davis. For 30 years she has taught kindergarten and preschool, presented at professional conferences, taught classes for family child care providers, and led discussions for staff and parents at child care centers. Currently Kathleen facilitates a study/support groups for parents of infants and provides in-home coaching in parenting skills with emphasis on toddler behavior.
Elisa C.J. Stone has worked in the field of Early Childhood Education for
more than twenty years. She received her
bachelors in Psychology and Human Development with a concentration in Early Childhood
Education from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo.
For twenty years she owned and operated Play Care, a large family child
care/preschool in Davis. She is an instructor for the UC Davis Center for Excellence in Child Development. Elisa works with
different child care sites who are seeking quality enhancement. She is currently the Executive Director of
Ark Preschool in Woodland. Ark Preschool is a non-profit preschool that serves homeless children,
foster children and the children of families in financial crisis. Elisa has taught parenting classes and presented
at Child Development conferences. Elisa
is a mother of four children. She has
adopted children through the Foster-Care system and has experience with special
needs children as a mother and child care professional.