Talisa Hayes, M.A.

Talisa studied Sociology and Applied Developmental Psychology (ADP) at UCLA, where she received her Bachelor of Arts in June 2012. Talisa has been working in the Early Childhood Education (ECE) field for nine years, and has experience with infants, toddlers, and preschoolers. Under the Department of Psychology, Talisa interned at the UCLA Infant Development Program as a part of her minor in ADP. She also worked as a student teacher in an older mixed age classroom at another ECE center at UCLA, where she worked with children ages two and a half to five. After graduating from UCLA, Talisa worked as a full-time teacher at an Early Head Start program, and then moved to the LMUCC, where she taught for three years before becoming the current Infant/Toddler Curriculum Coordinator / Site Supervisor. While at LMU, Talisa completed her Master’s in ECE in the Fall of 2014, and finished her Master’s Thesis regarding teachers’ discipline strategies in ECE. She also completed the Foundations Course for the Resources for Infant Educarers (RIE) Association, and is currently studying as a RIE Intern to become a RIE Associate. Talisa’s experience in the field of ECE, as well as her education, has fueled her passion not only for educating young children, but for helping to educate and support families as well in order to provide a strong foundation for children and their families in all aspects of life.