Patricia Lozano is an Early Childhood Education expert with over 20 years of experience in the early childhood field. Currently, Ms. Lozano is the executive director of Early Edge California, a statewide early learning policy and advocacy nonprofit organization. Prior to joining Early Edge California, she served as a senior program officer at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and worked on their national early learning strategy.
Patricia began her career as a preschool teacher at a child development center and is passionate about supporting the needs of early childhood educators and improving the quality of education and care for young children.
In California, Lozano has spearheaded projects at UCLA’s Center for Improving Child Care Quality, First 5 LA, and the RAND Corporation. She was involved in the selection and adaptation of child assessments measures for Dual Language Learners across various research studies and is certified in Early Care Quality Rating scales like the ECERS and the CLASS. In addition to her research capabilities, Ms. Lozano has expertise in developing instruments to assess Kindergarten Readiness. Patricia is also a published author of an industry-leading book on assessing Spanish-language preschoolers and is fluent in spoken and written Spanish.
She holds a Bachelor of Arts from Los Andes University in Colombia and a Master’s in Psychology (M.A.), Child Development Concentration, from California State University, San Bernardino.