Early Start Program - Compliance Specialist

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Monica Barrios 

San Gabriel/Pomona's Early Start Compliance Specialist

Meet SGPRC's Early Start Compliance Specialist, Ms. Monica Barrios. Ms. Barrios works in our Early Intervention & Early Start Intake Department.  Her role is to support the department by monitoring various facets of Early Start Statue and Regulations, which includes the implementation of the California Early Start State Systemic Improvement Plan (SSIP). In addition, Monica's role supports our agency in identifying training opportunities for Early Start staff, developing collaborative relationships with SGPRC's vendor community, as well as working closely with the 23 local school districts.  This role is also key in assisting and monitoring interagency agreements among the SELPA’s, LACOE, Head Start/Early Head Start and Options for Learning. 


Ms. Barrios has a Master of Science Degree in Child Development from the University of La Verne and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Health Science with a minor in psychology from California State University of Dominguez Hills. Ms. Barrios joined the San Gabriel Pomona Regional Center back in 2007. She worked as a Service Coordinator in the Early Intervention Department. In May of 2018, she was promoted to become SGPRC's Early Start Compliance Specialist. Monica has over 20 years experience working with persons with developmental disabilities. Prior to working at SGPRC, Ms. Barrios worked as an Early Start vendor and Independent Living Skills counselor.  .   

 One of Monica’s highlights, along with the collaboration of the SGPRC team, is to provide and develop more opportunities to access services in the community for children in the Early Start program and their families.  Currently, she is networking and making progress in the development of inclusion focused preschool settings. 

Ms. Barrios can be reached via email or by calling her direct line (909) 764-5453.


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