Curriculum Vitae


Education

Education - Ph.D.
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
Dissertation: Lifelong Learning Opportunities for Older Adults at California Community Colleges

Psychological Foundations - Early Childhood – M.A.
California State University Northridge (CSUN)

Elementary Education – B.S.
Winona State University, Winona, MN

Credentials/Licenses
  • Nursery through 8th Grade CA Standard Teaching Credential – Valid for Life No. 38108
  • California Community Colleges – Valid for Life No. 12557
  • Child Development Program Director – State of California
  • Brain Gym Instructor License – Brain Gym International

Special Training
  • Paraprofessional Training Academy on Autism, CA Community College Special Programs (2006/07)
  • Human Dynamics, Human Dynamics International (2000)
  • Management Program for Child Care Providers, UCLA Anderson Graduate School of Management (2001)
 
Teaching Experience

Lecturer (2004 to present)
Child and Adolescent Development Department, California State University Northridge

Adjunct Instructor (1997 to present)
Early Childhood Education, Los Angeles Community College District, Pierce and Valley College

Instructor (1986 to present)
Coordinator (1989 to 1991)
Early Childhood Education, Education Extension, UCLA
  • Planning, implementing and supervising of new and special programs in early childhood
  • Coordinator/instructor for educational programs with Waseda University in Tokyo, Japan (1990 & 1991)
Presenter & Consultant (2005 to present)
Providing for the Providers, Los Angeles, CA
Child Care Compliance, Los Angeles, CA
  • Present and consult on childcare issues/topics

Consultant (2000 to present)
Director, Infant-Toddler Teacher (Summer 2005)
Cornerstone Accelerated Learning Academy Jefferson Park, Los Angeles, CA

Instructor (1970 to 1984)
Early Childhood Education, Santa Clarita Community College District, Valencia, CA
  • Instructed and supervised on site field work experience
Parenting Instructor (1980 to 1990)
Small World Day Care Facility, Saugus, CA

Kindergarten Teacher (1967 to 1975)
Skyblue Mesa Elementary School, Honby Elementary School, Saugus Union School District, Saugus, CA


Courses Taught
Key: (CADV = CSUN, CD = LACCD, X321 = UCLA Extension)

  • The Child and Adolescent Development Profession (CADV 250)
  • Foundations of Child Development  (CADV 150)
  • Advanced Problems in Administration (X321.33)
  • Adult Education and Early Childhood Mentoring (CD 65)
  • Fieldwork Supervision (CD22)
  • Human Interaction in Staffing and Administrating of Early Childhood Programs (X321.23)
  • Home-School Cooperation and Parent Conferencing (X321.19)
  • Instructional Aide Certificate Courses - community college level
  • Supervision and Administration for Early Childhood (X321.2 and X321.21)
  • Books and Storytelling (X321.45)
  • Child Growth and Development (CD 1, X321.1)
  • Child Health (CD 10, X321.)
  • Child in a Diverse Society (CD 42)
  • Curriculum Development and Classroom Management (CD 3, 4, X321.15.)
  • Development in Early Childhood/ Child Growth and Development (X321.1)
  • Infant Toddler Studies (CD 30)
  • Introduction to Teaching Young Children, Principles and Practices (CD 2, X321.12)
  • Issues in Early Childhood Education (X321.16)
  • Principles & Practices of Teaching Exceptional Learners in the Regular Classroom (X328.59)
  • Science and Math for the Young Child (X321.)
  • Techniques of Behavior Change in Children (X321.51)
  • Young Child, Family and Community (CD 11, X321.11)

Scholarship
Grants
Getskow, V. (2006). Paraprofessional Training Academy on Autism (funded for $8,000) by California
         Community College 
Getskow, V. (2004). Best Practices Health Grant. State of California (funded for $10,000). Provided the design and implementation of a health education program piloted in Jefferson Park, Los Angeles.

Books
Getskow, V. (1997). Incredible, edible geography! Thomas Brothers Educational Foundation: Irvine, CA.
Getskow, V., & Konczal, D. (1996). Kids with special needs: Information and activities to promote empathy and understanding of disabilities. Learning Works Publication: Santa Barbara, CA.

Academic Publications
McGinnis, M., Getskow, V., Dicker, B. (2 part series in progress). Parental Rights and Guidelines for Releasing Children. Child Care Infromation Exchange
McGinnis, M., Getskow, V., Dicker, B. (2011). A Strong Admission Agreement. Child Care Information Exchange,  35(3-201), 34-36.
McGinnis, M., Getskow, V., Dicker, B. (2011). Field Trips: Liability issues and best practices. Child Care Information Exchange,  33(2-198), 35-38.
Getskow, V. (1998). The roadmap for becoming a supportive parent. The Delta Kappa Gamma Bulletin, 62(4), 9 - 12
Getskow, V. (1996). Women in community college leadership roles. ERIC Clearinghouse for Community Colleges.
Getskow, V.  (1996). Community college: Impressions and images gained through publications. ERIC Clearinghouse for Community Colleges.

Newsletters
Getskow, V. (1995). Imagination. Parent Newsletter, 4(1). Fukutake Publishing Company: Los Angeles.
Getskow, V. (1994). Success and failure. Parent Newsletter, 3(3). Fukutake Publishing Company: Los Angeles.
Getskow, V. (1993). Creativity. Parent Newsletter, 2(2). Fukutake Publishing Company: Los Angeles.
Getskow, V. (1992). Making choices. Parent Newsletter, 1(4). Fukutake Publishing Company: Los Angeles.
Getskow, V. (1984). The viewpoint of a professional mother. The Delta Kappa Gamma Bulletin, 50(4), 43-45+.

International/National Conference Presentations
Getskow, V. & McGinnis, M. (2010). Keeping Every Child Safe Starts with Training Every Caregiver. Workshop presented at the annual meeting of the National Association for the Education of Young Children in Anaheim, CA.
Getskow, V (2009).  Learn Anything Quicker and Faster – Brain Gym. Two Hour Workshop presented at the National Association for the Education of Young Children’s Professional Institute, June 2009 in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Getskow, V. & McGinnis, M. (2001). Piles to Smiles: getting organized for Administrators! Professional leadership tips on viewing yourself, your staff, and your clientele. Workshop presented at the annual meeting of the National Association for the Education of Young Children in Anaheim, CA.
Getskow, V. & Konczal, D. (July 2000) Aging Successfully. International Biennium, Phi Lambda Theta
              Minneapolis, MN
Getskow, V. (July 1997) Seven Habits of Highly Successful Teachers. Workshop presented at the International     
             Biennium, San Diego, CA
Getskow, V. (1997). Are child care workers aging successfully? Professional leadership tips on viewing yourself, your staff, and your clientele. Workshop presented at the annual meeting of the National Association for the Education of Young Children in Anaheim, CA.
Getskow, V. (1996). Leadership and power your way! Creating a professional leadership image. Workshop presented at the annual meeting of the National Association for the Education of Young Children in Dallas, TX.
Getskow, V. (1994). Building a professional leadership image for yourself, your staff and your school. Workshop presented at the annual meeting of the National Association for the Education of Young Children in Atlanta, GA.
Getskow, V. (1993). Do child care workers need or have a professional image. Workshop presented at the annual meeting of the National Association for the Education of Young Children in Anaheim, CA.
Getskow, V. (1992). Do child care workers need or have a professional image. Workshop presented at the annual meeting of the National Association for the Education of Young Children in New Orleans, LA.
Getskow, V. (1991). Do child care workers need or want a professional image. Workshop presented at the annual meeting of the National Association for the Education of Young Children in Denver, CO.

Regional/State Conference Presentations
Getskow, V. (April 2009).Learn Anything Quicker and Faster – Brain Gym. Workshop presented at The Week of the Young Child Conference at Pierce College in Woodland Hills, CA.
Getskow, V. (January 2009).Learn Anything Quicker and Faster – Brain Gym. Workshop presented at California Kindergarten Conference in San Jose, CA.
Getskow, V. (April 1996). Building a Professional Leadership Image for Yourself, Your Staff and Your School" & "Building the Teachers Professional Library. Workshop presented at the annual meeting of the California Council of Parent Participation Nursery Schools in Los Angeles, CA
Getskow, V. (April 1996). Aging Successfully. Workshop presented at the Delta Kappa Gamma Chi State   
          Conferencie in Los √Āngeles, CA.
Getskow, V. (March 1994). Taking care of the early childhood professional leader. Focus speaker at the annual meeting of the California Association for the Education of Young Children in San Jose, CA.
Getskow, V. (April 1997). Leaders Taking Care of Themselves. Region V Leadership Conference, Irvine, CA.
Getskow, V. (April 1994). Leaders Taking Care of Themselves so They Can Effectively Lead.  Workshop presented
          at the Delta Kappa Gamma Chi State Conference in Los Angeles, CA
Getskow, V. (February 1995). Creative Curriculum Applications to Kindergarten. Workshop presented at the Southern California Kindergarten Conference, Burbank, CA
Getskow, V. (1994). Taking Care of the Early Childhood Professional. Workshop presented at the Southern California Kindergarten Conference, Burbank, CA
Getskow, V. (January 1993). Leadership the ECE way. Workshop presented at the annual meeting of the Southern California Association for the Education of Young Children in San Jose, CA.
Getskow, V. (September 1993). Communication skills and building a professional image. Workshop presented at the annual meeting of the Southern California Association for the Education of Young Children in Montrose, CA.

Recent Southern California Workshop and Conference Presentations
Getskow, V. (2010). Learn anything Quicker and Faster with Brain Gym: An easy way to learn new information.
Workshop presented at CADA October 2010 meeting, California State University – Northridge.
Getskow, V. (2009). Learn anything Quicker and Faster with Brain Gym: An easy way to learn new information.
Workshop presented at the 27th  California Kindergarten Conference, San Jose, CA
Getskow, V. (2008). Bibliotherapy – Books to help children solve problems. Workshop presented at the 1st Annual Children’s Literature Conference at California State University- Northridge, Northridge, CA.
Getskow, V. (2008). Brain Gym: An easy way to learn new information. Workshop presented at the 3st
Annual Week of the Young Child Conference, Pierce College, Woodland Hills, CA
Getskow, V. (2007). Bibliotheray: Books to help children solve problems.  Workshop presented at the 2st
Annual Week of the Young Child Conference, Pierce College, Woodland Hills, CA


Professional Affiliations

The Children’s Project (2005 to present)
Advisory Board Member
Consultant

Southern California Kindergarten Conference Board (1993 to present)
  • Teacher of record for coursework credit
  • Conference planner

National Association for the Education of Young Children (1980 to present)
  • Validate, National Academy for Accreditation of ECE Programs
  • Attended Professional Development Institute, Chicago, IL. (1994)
National Association of Early Childhood Teacher Educators (1994 to present)
California Professors of Early Childhood Education and Child Development (1993 to present)
California Community College Early Childhood Educators (1992 to present)
Delta Kappa Gamma, Eta Rho Chapter (1976 to present)
  • Committee Chair World Fellowship (1993 to present)
  • Chi State Scholarship Recipient (1993)
  • Mini Scholarship Recipient (1992)
  • Personal Growth Yearbook (1979-1989)
  • First V-P Programs (1980-1982)
  • Leadership Training Recipient (1981)

Pi Lambda Theta
  • Conference planner for teacher conference Region V (2000)
  • Santa Barbara Chapter (1985 to present)
  • President (2005-2006, 1995-1997)
  • Southern California Chapter
  • President (1993 to 1994)
  • Corresponding Secretary (1988-90)
 
Community Outreach
  • Early Childcare Consulting Experience
  • Educational Consultant for preschool and day facilities (1986-Present)
  • Small World Nursery School (1986-Present)
  • Thomas Brothers Maps Educational Foundation (1993 to 2006)
  • Kings Community Action Organization, Hanford, CA (2000)
  • Cornerstone Accelerated Learning Academy, Jefferson Park, Los Angeles (2000)
  • Los Angeles Park and Recreation Department Winter (1997)
  • MAOF Head Start 3 training days on Special Needs and Leadership (1996)
  • Orange County Head Start (1995)
  • Sony Pictures Child Care (1995)
  •  Fukutake Publishing Company (1993-1995)
  • Church Related Early Childhood Fellowship (Summer 1992, Summer 1993)
  • Connections for Children, Resource and Referral (1993)


Community Affiliations
  • American Heart Association and the American Red Cross Valley Chapter (1995-1996)
  • Small World Day Care Facility – Santa Clarita (1968-2004)
  • Policy Council Member, Head Start – Los Angeles County (1990-1991)
  • LA Mayor's Advisory Committee on Child Care (1990-1992)
  • Santa Clarita Community College District and William S. Hart School District - joint Early Childhood Education board member (1980-1985)
  • Santa Clarita Community College District - Early Childhood (1970-1985)
  • American Red Cross
  • Girl Scout Leader/Consultant, Rosebud Division
  • Friends of the Library Association – Santa Clarita Valley

Invited Presentations
  • “Red Flags” a co-presented workshop with E. Baghdaserians, Los Angeles Valley College (2003-2006)
  • California Kindergarten Conference, Santa Clara, CA (January 2005)
  • CA Association for Child Life Professionals, Los Angeles, CA (October 2004)
  • East Los Angeles Community College Child Care Conference (March 2004)
  • Business of Child Care, Tulare Country Office of Education, Fresno, CA (March 2004)
  • California Kindergarten Conference, Santa Clara, CA (January 2004)
  • Build Ties in Child Care Conference, Lemore CA (January 2004)
  • Leave No Child Behind, Kings County, Lemore, CA (March 2003)
  • Business of Child Care, Tulare County Office of Education, Fresno, CA (March 2003)