Child Development instructor retiring after 40 years

By Steven Adamo Child Development instructor Martha Gayton will join her husband Joseph Gayton in retirement this semester after 40 years at East Los Angeles College. “I gave him two years of his coffee and his donut and now it’s my turn,” said Gayton with a laugh. Joseph became a teacher’s assistant at East Los Angeles College in 1975 and later became a teacher. The couple started dating in 1984,…

May 25, 2017
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New Director shares passion for her work

 By Cynthia Laguna  Marcia Cagigas, the new director of the Child Development Center, is not just passionate about children but also about bringing awareness of breast cancer. Coming from a large family, Cagigas recalls growing up playing games with her twin sister and using her imagination to make anything she could get her hands on to try to keep herself active. She hopes to be able to make learning a…

March 13, 2014
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Child Development Center sets to sail

By Rebecca Figueroa   After working 35 years at the East Los Angeles College Child Development Center, Director Michael Simone is set to retire on June 30. He will have a retirement party at the Child Development Center next Wednesday to celebrate his years on campus and his years to come. Simone said he plans to fish and sail more after he retires, but has mixed emotions about leaving the job…

May 22, 2013
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Child Development teacher set to retire

By Toya Bailey After being employed at East Los Angeles College since 1975, Child Development Center teacher Linda Irene Jimenez is retiring. As a young child, Jimenez remembers playing school with her sisters and cousins all the time. Jimenez had influential teachers through most of her elementary and high school years, which ultimately gave her the urge to become a teacher. While studying early childhood development at ELAC and taking a…

May 16, 2012
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Club raises awareness on deaf community

By Amanda Mayberry The Chatting Hands Club is using their voices and their hands to advocate their message to students and the world. The president of the club Aron Camargo said, “We want to inform people that deafness isn’t a disorder and people shouldn’t be embarrassed to communicate with the deaf.” This spring semester is Camargo’s first time as president, though he has been a member since the club first…

March 21, 2012
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Child Development Center helps parents

By Jane Fernandez East Los Angeles College does not only educate adults but also children through the Child Development Center. The Child Development Center first opened its doors at ELAC in February 1975. At the time, it was a single bungalow and provided service to 11 families, many of whom were single mothers. In 1977, the center opened a second bungalow and it kept it that way until 1990, when a proposal…

December 7, 2011
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