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Class List

Fall 2016

CD12 Child, Family and Community Interrelationships (new instructor)

CD57 Self-Assessment for Teachers of Young Children Using Reflective Practice: Field Experience

Winter 2017

CD12 Child, Family & Community Interrelationships

CD68 Teaching in a Diverse Society

ICS 55 Civic Leadership for Community Empowerment (CLP) 

Other Resources:

NAEYC Standards for ECE Professional Preparation 2010

Community Service Learning (CSL) Rubric

Family Engagement Assessment tool

Program Preparedness  Checklist for Dual Language Learners Assessment Tool

Mayra Cruz - Child Development

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"Education either functions as an instrument which is used to facilitate integration of the younger generation into the logic of the present system and bring about conformity or it becomes the practice of freedom, the means by which men and women deal critically and creatively with reality and discover how to participate in the transformation of their world." ~Paulo Freire



Mayra Cruz

Bienvenidos to my sitio!

I joined the De Anza College Child Development and Education Department in 2000. I am a mother of two children, José and Joel. I am actively involved in our community advocating for children and families and working towards providing educational opportunities and access for disenfranchised communities.

I teach Introduction to Elementary School Teaching, Child, Family and Community Interrelationships, Principles and Practices in ECE, Exceptional Children, Partnerships with Families in ECE, Observation and Assessment of the Young Child and other courses. Currently, I am available to assist you with advising and connecting with community resources.




email Email: Mayra Cruz
Phone: 408.864.8215
Office: CD2-21C

Child Development and Education Department


Last Updated: 9/28/13