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Joan Lansing-Eigenhuis, MA

Joan grew up in Ventura and has lived here ever since.  She is passionate about the healthy development and education of young children.  Joan is now retired and spent her career as a preschool teacher, preschool director, and college professor in the Child Development Department at Ventura College.  She has served as an accreditation validator for the National Association for the Education of Young Children, and as a director mentor for the CA Mentor Program.  She also facilitated the Ventura Area Preschool Directors Group at Ventura College for several years and holds a master's degree in Education with a specialization in Early Childhood Education from California Lutheran University.  Joan is a life-long member of Community Presbyterian Church where she has served on the board of elders and in many of the church's ministries, especially those serving children.  

“I want to use my education and experience to support the optimal development of our youngest and most vulnerable children, and I am excited about the work and vision of Step Up Ventura."