Allie Sutherland

Allie Sutherland - Community Engagement Specialist - East

Community Engagement Specialist - East

I began working at The Child Care Resource Network in: 2020

Hometown: Granville, OH and San Diego, CA

What inspires me? passionate people and my children

Who was my childhood hero? Walter Payton

Education: M.S. Child Development, San Diego State University

Favorite book: So hard to pick just one! Then There Were None and The Unbearable Lightness of Being are a couple

Favorite hobbies:  reading, exercise, mindfulness and learning more about mindfulness

Favorite quote: "Be the change you want to see in the world." -Mahatma Gandhi

Background and Expertise: I have been a preschool teacher for ages 0-5, a Developmental Specialist, and I have led a home visiting program in San Diego that served military, refugee/immigrant, teens and low income families. I have expertise in infant mental health and implanting Reflective Supervision and Reflective Practice into early childhood work with both practitioners and families.

Ask me about... early brain development, attunement and attachment, infant mental health, developmental milestones, community engagement, and coalition building.