Karina  Alvarado

Specialist II, Child Development

Karina has been in the Child Development field since 2000, She has worked at Mission College Child Development Center since November 2001. Her philosophy for working with young children is that they learn through play. She prefers to use “teachable moments” where the children learn through interactions in the moment.


BA in progress at San Jose State
California Child Development Site supervisor and teacher permit
Program for Infant and Toddler Care Trainer Certification 
A.A. Early Childhood Education, Mission College

Professional Memberships

National Association for the Education of Young Children
National Reggio Emilia Alliance

Fast Facts

Karina was born in Mexico and moved to the United States 16 Years ago. She is married and has two daughters. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking, gardening, and taking her daughters to the beach.

Favorite Quote

"Our task, regarding creativity is to help children climb their own mountains, as high as possible" ~ Loris Malaguzzi



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Karina Alvarado
phone: not listed
email: karina.alvarado@wvm.edu
office: CDC