Wendy Ruiz

Director of Early Childhood Education

Wendy Ruiz is a founding Director of PlayMakers Preschool (formerly Little iLEADers Early Childhood Learning Centers).

Wendy’s professional experience includes working directly with children ages six weeks through 5 years as a program coordinator and curriculum specialist. She trains staff and develops programs in open-ended curriculum, natural play spaces, and infant/toddler development — to name a few. Previously, Wendy was the Director of Infant/Toddler Programs for the College of the Canyons Center for ECE, Lab School for 11 years, and she is currently a full-time faculty member.

In addition, as an advocate for Play and a member of the National Association of the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), she has organized the COC WYOC Play Day for over ten years.