Rita Hendershot

Early Childhood Education Instructor



Rita Hendershot is a highly skilled professional, excellent critical thinker, passionate about Early Childhood Education (ECE), and an advocate of change. Rita is an active NAEYC member, CDA Trainer/Advisor; she contributes to the Creative Curriculum Support (CCLIST); Rita is a Consultant and Advocate for Social Justice and Equity in Education.

Rita incorporates culturally relevant anti-bias curriculum in the ECE classroom as well as the College classroom. Rita is a skilled instructor of dual language programs. She is computer literate and a promoter of life-long learning. with over twenty-eight years of teaching and learning in various settings Rita brings to her classrooms a wealth of information. “Si se puede=Yes we can”


Pacific Oaks College

Master of Arts in Human Development, 2004
Bachelor of Arts in Human Development, 2003