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.