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For the past 18 years, Chiara has worked in the early childhood education field, both as an educator and director, training teachers and facilitating workshops for parent education. She is the founder and owner of the Silver Lake Center for Creativity (SLCC) which was recently rated by Business Insider as one of the most prestigious preschools in Los Angeles.

Angelicola has taught on both U.S. coasts, from the Park Slope neighborhood of Brooklyn, NY to the entrepreneurial city of San Francisco. She continues to discover qualitatively impactful data which supports implementing widespread practicum for the first five years of life emphasizing creativity and problem-solving while substantively providing equitable and inclusive long-term social-emotional and academic outcomes for children within urban, pluralist communities. She is interested in contributing to the diverse perspectives and professional lenses within educational leadership, politics, and policies in addition to exploring best practices steeped in the cognitive development of creativity and problem-solving skills. Angelicola holds a BA in Child Development Psychology with Honors from the University of California-Santa Cruz (2006).  Chiara is a member of the North American Reggio Emilia Alliance (NAREA), and a featured author in the fall 2020 NAREA periodical. She enjoys cooking at home, listening to Kate Bush, and hiking in the redwood forests of California with her partner and daughter, Leona Lulú.

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