About Us

Learn about Maria Teresa Ruiz, founder of Early Childhood Education, and what makes her specially qualified to provide best practices approaches for teachers of young children.

Maria Teresa Ruiz

Maria Teresa Ruiz - Consultant for Early Childhood Education


STEM Educator Certification

Member of NAEYC

Member of NIHSDA

CLASS Certified Observer

PITC Facilitator

National Institute for Stem Education
National Indians Head Start Director Association
National Certificate for STEM Teaching
Program for Infant/Toddler Care

Philosophy & Mission

My passion is for STEAM experiences and innovative methods to engage teachers and educators in their professional development.  It is my mission to support and encourage best practices to aid in the accomplishment of the ultimate goal – teaching young children as well as maximize their enjoyment of learning.  I want to instill the desire for learning to put them on a path to ultimate success!

High quality early childhood education

Child Development Specialist

As a child development specialist, Maria Teresa has provided workshops for educators including, but not limited to, the following areas:

  • Play-based approaches to language and literacy development
  • Staff response to challenging behaviors
  • Children with special needs
  • Music and movement as a developmental approach
  • Head Start programs, Preschool programs
  • Family child care home providers