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Kathie McAfee

Child Development Chair
Child Development Instructor
Family and Consumer Students Department

Mailbox: AHPS 251
Office: AHPS 104
Telephone: (530) 895-2550


Hello. I am pleased to be a member of the Butte College faculty. Prior to my employment as full-time instructor in 1994, I was a member of the Butte College associate faculty. I taught my first early childhood education/child development class at Butte College in 1988. Throughout the years, I have taught a variety of classes including the following:

  • ECE Administration classes
  • Directed Observation
  • Practicum I and II
  • Parenting classes
  • Multicultural Education in ECE
  • Curriculum Planning in ECE
  • Creative Art Activities
  • Literature and Language Arts
  • Child Development
  • Critical Issues in Child Development
  • Child, Family, and Community
  • Children's Cooking Activities


Additional relevant experience includes:

Butte -Glenn Community College District ( Oroville , CA )

  • Family and Consumer Studies Chair (August 2006 - Present)
  • Family and Consumer Studies Chair (January 1998 - May 2002)
  • Child Development Coordinator (August 1997 - December 1997)
  • Butte College Child Development Center , Co-Director (August 1994 - May 2002


Private Non-Profit Early Childhood Education Center (Little People Nursery School and Kindergarten, Chico , CA )

  • Director (June 1993 - May 1994)
  • Co-Director (March 1978 - May 1990)


Varied ECE Positions (1971 - 1978)

  • Head Teacher in a private early childhood program (Redding, CA 1976 - 1977)
  • Director/Teacher of a parent participation preschool (Cerritos, CA, 1971 - 1974)
  • Preschool Teacher, Student Teacher, Dance Instructor (Anaheim and Long Beach, CA, 1963 - 1971)


Education and Credentials:

Master of Arts in Education, California State University, Chico, CA 1992

  • Emphasis: Early Childhood Education Supervision/Cultural Diversity
  • 4.0 GPA with Distinction


Bachelor of Arts in Social Sciences, California State University, Chico, CA 1987

  • Major Emphasis: Family Relations
  • Minor Emphasis: Developmental Psychology
  • 4.0 GPA, Summa Cum Laude
  • Lieutenant Robert Merton Rawlins Merit Award


Associate of Arts in Early Childhood Education, Shasta College, Redding, CA, 1976

  • 4.0 GPA, High Honors
  • Board of Trustees Scholarship for Highest Grade Point Average


California Children's Center Suprevision Permit (Current)
California Life Community College Credential (Current)



Selected professional accomplishments include:

  • Campus Coordinator, California Child Development Training Consortium, 2004-Present
  • Advisor for students pursuing, ECE A.S. and Child Development A.A. degrees as well as ECE Certificate of Achievement, August, 1995 - Present
  • Authored a variety of new Child Development and Family Relations courses, 1989-Present
  • Member, Butte College Child Development Advisory Committee, 1988-Present
  • Member, Child Development Mentor Teacher/Director Selection Committee, 1994 - 1998; 2005-Present
  • Member, National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)
  • Member, California Community College Early Childhood Educators
  • Former Member, Executive Board of local (NAEYC) affiliate and representatives to the NorCal AEYC Board
  • Member, National Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, including local affiliate
  • Member, Pre K Guidelines Curriculum Project Stakeholders Group
  • Former Trainer, Advancing Careers in Child Development Project, Pacific Oaks College
  • Served on hiring committees for Foster Care/Independent Living Program Facilitator and Child Development Full-Time Instructors
  • Shared in coordination of NorCal AEYC annual conference, hosted by Butte College
  • Former Member, Vocational Education GE Task Force
  • Former Member, AmeriCorps Board
  • Former Member, Early Alert Committee (Student Retention and Success)
  • Former Member, Staff Development Projects Committee


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