Marnetta Larrimer gained her experience in the field of early childhood education by serving in many roles, including owning an award-winning family child care, directing a public pre-K program, and teaching infants, toddlers, and pre-K children in different settings. She’s also worked at a Child Care Resource and Referral Agency where she did training, coaching, child assessments, and adjunct work at the university.
Monica holds a B.A. in Early Childhood Education from the University of Costa Rica and a M.S. in Cognitive Behavioral Disabilities from NOVA Southeastern University.
Monica has worked with children from Birth to Five since 1994 and has held roles from Teacher Assistant to Director of Programs focused on Early Childhood Education, encompassing Infant Mental Health, Preventing Childhood Obesity, Early Intervention, Inclusion, and Parenting Programs. Monica also served as faculty for a Community College and has supervised the implementation and delivery to fidelity of research-based models such as Classroom Assessment Scoring System (CLASS), Teaching Strategies GOLD, Developmental Screening ASQ-3 and ASQ-SE, Pyramid Model, Parent Leadership Training Institute, Trauma Informed Care, Environmental Rating Scales, Diverse Learners, Parents as Teachers, Touchpoints and Montessori.
In her role as Senior CLASS Specialist, she is a CLASS Reliable Observer for all ages, Infant to Secondary, as well as a Facilitator of various Trainings, Consultant, Advisor, and Coach for all Age Groups.