Career at Early Development Services

Early Development Services is supported by a staff of over 80 teachers, cooks, and administrative staff.

It takes a special person to work with children and here at Early Development Services we have strict requirements for those interested in joining our team.

We are proud of our teacher retention rate and ability to grow our Lead Teachers from entry-level caregivers.

Interested in Joining our team?

Please fill out an application and contact us at 831-393-2246
Shannan Watkins

Shannan is the Executive Director of Early Development Services. She has been with the agency since its inception in 1998. Her vision has been the driving force behind the agency and her creativity and knowledge has helped us remain a leader in Monterey County. Shannan has an Associate of Science degree in Child Development from Monterey Peninsula College, a Bachelor of Arts degree in Human Development with minors in Developmental Education, Early Childhood Education, and Childcare from Pacific Oaks College, as well as a Masters of Arts degree in Human Development with minors in Leadership in Human Services and College Teaching, also from Pacific Oaks College. She also possesses her Program Director Credential. She has been President of the local Association for the Education of Young Children as well being elected to California Association for the Education of Young Children State Board. She is currently the Chair of the Monterey County Child Care Planning Council as well as teaching child development courses at Monterey Peninsula and Hartnell College specializing in infant & toddler care. In her spare time, she provides consulting services to other child development programs, specializing in programs funded by the California Department of Education, Early Care & Learning Department.

Tracy Farstad

Tracy is the Operations Director for Early Development Services and has been with the agency since 2018. Tracy has an Associate of Arts degree in Child Development from Gavilan College, a Bachelor of Science degree in Child Development from Sacramento State University, and Master of Arts in Human Development degree from Pacific Oaks College as well as her Program Director Credential. Tracy maintains oversight of all operations of EDS while monitoring the quality of the services we provide.

Megan Mosquera

Megan is the Program Director for Early Development Services and has been with the agency since 2001. She left for a few years when her husband was transferred across the country. In 2006, she returned to the agency and was instrumental in the opening of our third site in 2006, Highlands Early Education Center. Megan has a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Services Management from the University of Phoenix as well as her Program Director Credential. Megan maintains oversight of all EDS sites while monitoring the quality of the services we provide.

Candace Frazure
Candace is the Site Supervisor for Crescita Early Education Center. She has been with Early Development Services since 2004. She has an Associate of Science degree in Early Childhood Education from Monterey Peninsula College, a Bachelor of Arts degree in Family Services from Concordia University as well as her California Site Supervisor credential.

Becky Buckner
Becky is the Site Supervisor of Peninsula Center for Infant & Toddler Development. Becky has been with Early Development Services since 2000 specializing in infant and toddler care. She has an Associate of Science degree in Child Development from Monterey Peninsula Community College as well as her California Site Supervisor credential.

Ghennay Woods
Ghennay is the Site Supervisor for Highlands Early Education Center. She has been with Early Development Services since 2008. She has an Associate of Science degree in Early Childhood Education from Hartnell Community College, a Bachelor of Arts degree in Family Services from Concordia University as well as her California Site Supervisor credential.

Jennifer Sebolino
Jennifer is the Site Supervisor for CSU Monterey Bay Child Development Center. She has been with Early Development Services since 2005. She has an Associate of Science degree in Early Childhood Education from Monterey Peninsula College, a Bachelor of Arts degree in Family Services from Concordia University as well as her California Site Supervisor credential

Maria Martinez
Maria is the Site Supervisor for Avondale Early Education Center. She has been with Early Development Services since 2005. She has an Associate of Science degree in Early Childhood Education from Monterey Peninsula College as well as her California Site Supervisor credential.

Roxanne Lualemana
Roxanne is the Site Supervisor for Alisal Early Education Center. Roxanne has been with Early Development Services since 2003. Roxanne has an Associate of Science degree in Early Childhood Education from Monterey Peninsula College as well as her California Site Supervisor credential.

Katie Harris
Katie is also the Site Supervisor for Avondale Early Education Center. She has been with Early Development Services since 2012. Katie has an Associate of Science degree in Early Childhood Education from Monterey Peninsula College as well as her California Site Supervisor credential.

Staci Rich
Staci is the Site Supervisor of Betteravia Early Development Center. Staci has been with Early Development Services since 2015. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Early Childhood Education from Brandman University as well as her California Program Director Credential.

Tiffany Allen
Tiffany is the Back-Up Site Supervisor & Infant/Toddler Specialist for EDS. She has been with Early Development Services since 2006. Tiffany has an Associate of Science degree in Child Development from Monterey Peninsula College, a Bachelor of Arts degree in Family Services from Concordia University as well as her California Program Director Credential.

Melanie Allison
Melanie is the Early Childhood Education Specialist for Early Development Services. She has been with Early Development Services since 2018. Melanie has an Associate of Arts degree in Child Development from Hartnell College, a Bachelor of Arts degree in Child Development from San Jose State University, Master of Arts degree in Woman’s Spirituality from Sophia University as well as her California Program Director Credential. Melanie is also faculty at Monterey Peninsula College.