Mabel Muñoz, Director

Mabel Muñoz joined VCOE in 2018. As the Director of the Early Childhood Programs, Mabel oversees multiple projects all focused on improving access to high quality early learning experiences ensuring children’s success in kindergarten. Mabel collaborates with early childhood leaders to guide the implementation of federal and state quality initiatives including: Race to the Top Early Learning Challenge Grant, The Early Learning Opportunities Act, Power of Preschool, Child Signature Program, CARES, QRIS Block Grant, and the Kindergarten Readiness Act / Transitional Kindergarten.

Prior to working at VCOE, Mabel was a Senior Program Officer at First 5 Los Angeles, where she oversaw multiple School Readiness initiative grants, the ECE Workforce Consortium, and the ECE Policy and Advocacy Fund.

Mabel's Master’s Degree in Business Administration is from Pepperdine University and her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology is from the California State University, Los Angeles.

Name Title Phone Email
Main Office Number Early Childhood Programs 805-437-1510
Mabel Muñoz Director 805-437-1510
Jenny Batis Administrative Assistant 805-437-1364
Regan Bynder Operations Specialist 805-437-1513
Stephanie Conn Technical Assistance Specialist 805-437-1363
Melanie Edmunds ECE Technician 805-437-1514
Mandy Friel Project Specialist 805-437-1373
Erica Magaña Technical Assistance Specialist 805-437-1375
Alicia McFarland Coordinator 805-437-1512
Lorena Ramos Technical Assistance Specialist 805-437-1517
Cristina Robles Technical Assistance Specialist 805-437-1369
Kellie Seay Technical Assistance Specialist 805-437-1518