Heriberto Velasquez graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood from Antioch College in Yellows Springs, Ohio. He has been working in the early childhood field for the past 13 years. Heriberto also worked as a volunteer social worker abroad in Quito, Ecuador as well as in Morelia, Mexico. In 2014 along with his colleague Esteban Morales, Heriberto wrote and published the CentroNía Institute Reflective Practice Approach (CIRPA) toolkit. A resource for early care and education practitioners to strengthen their ability to sustain quality teacher-child interactions and to create a stimulating and content-rich educational experience for children through intentional planning, documentation, assessment, and reflective practices.
Heriberto is certified CLASS observer in Infants, Toddlers and Pre-K. Heriberto attended an intensive, comprehensive week-long training in the Infant and Toddler Environmental Rating Scale (ITERS-R), specially designed by the Environment Rating Scale Institute (ERSI) for coaching and technical assistance.