Camille Maben, Executive Director of First 5 California, discusses how to improve California's early learning systems.
Camille Maben was appointed by the Superintendent of Public Instruction as Division Director of the Child Development Division at the California Department of Education in March 2008. She was previously appointed by the Governor to serve as Chief of Staff for the Office of the Secretary of Education.
Prior to this, Ms. Maben worked at the CDE, where she was the Division Director of the School and District Accountability Division. Her division included the No Child Left Behind Office, oversight of the Categorical Program Monitoring process, the Title I Policy and Partnerships Unit, and the English Learner Accountability Unit. Ms. Maben also served as Senior Advisor to former State Superintendent Delaine Eastin and has worked as a consultant to the Assembly Education Committee.
Ms. Maben currently serves as a school board member for the Rocklin Unified School District. This is her 18th year on the Rocklin Board. Ms. Maben also worked for 10 years with Bev Bos at the Roseville Community Pre-School where she served as business manager, teacher, and parent.
Camille Maben, Executive Director of First 5 California, looks at the differences between traditional and transitional kindergarten. Maben declares that transitional kindergarten makes education hands-on for early learners.