My name is Wendy Ruiz. I am honored to be a part of the PlayMakers Preschool family!

I have lived in Santa Clarita Valley since 1995 with my husband, Robert, and three boys, Ryan, Riley, and Ramsey. We are proud to say that we are one of the founding families of SCVi.

My professional experience spans from working directly with children ages 12 weeks through 5 years, working as a program coordinator and curriculum specialist, to training staff and programs in the areas of open-ended curriculum, natural play spaces, and infant/toddler development, to name a few. I was the Director of Infant/Toddler Programs for College of the Canyons Center for ECE, Lab School for 11 years, and am currently a full-time faculty member, specializing in Infant/Toddler Development and Supervision of Early Childhood Programs. In addition, I am an Infant/Toddler Specialist for PITC (Program for Infants, Toddlers and Caregivers) and the Department of West Ed, as well as Director Mentor and Mentor Selection Committee Member for the California Mentor Teacher Program. I sit as Week of the Young Play Day Chair for the board of the Southern California Valley Association for the Education of Young Children (SCVAEYC) and have organized the WYOC Play Day for over 10 years.

I received my BA in Child Development from California State University, Northridge, and my MS in Child Development/Child Life from the University of La Verne.

Thank you for taking a few minutes to get to know me. I look forward to getting to know you, too! Please don’t hesitate to reach out to me if you have any questions. You can reach me at wendy.ruiz@playmakerspreschool.org.