In her role as Early Learning Director, Alva is responsible for the implementation of school readiness, early literacy and math programs. She will also have a special focus on using the Early Development Index (EDI), a validated population-based measure of early childhood development and school readiness, data to foster better outcomes for young children.
Prior to joining the Commission, Tiffany served as the Early Learning Director at THINK Together and has extensive knowledge and expertise in program development and management. She co-chairs the annual Early Learning STEM Conference and serves on leadership committees for both the national and state associations for the education of young children.
Alva holds a Bachelor of Science in Human Services from the University of Phoenix.
The Children and Families Commission of Orange County is a leader in responding to children’s needs and supporting programs and policy best practices for children’s health and development. The Commission has identified, funded and supported programs with demonstrable positive impacts on children’s health and school readiness. Its strategic partnerships have allowed the Commission to leverage collective resources to better meet the challenges associated with keeping children healthy and ready to learn. The Commission’s work has been and continues to be replicated, as it has become known as a reliable, collaborative and forward-thinking partner in Orange County, statewide and nationally.
About the Children and Families Commission of Orange County
The Children and Families Commission of Orange County oversees the allocation of funds from Proposition 10, which added a 50-cent tax on tobacco products sold in California. More than $13.3 million was allocated to health programs for young children and families in Fiscal Year 2015/16 and children ages 0-5 received more than 2 million services. Funds help pay for early education, pediatric primary and specialty health care, children’s dental, homeless prevention, and child development programs for children from the prenatal stage to age 5 and their families. The Commission’s goal is to ensure all children are healthy and ready to learn when they enter school. For more information, please visit www.first5oc.org.