Garcia graduated from California Polytechnic University with a Bachelors of Science Degree in Child Development and a minor in Psychology and also holds Associate Degrees in Early Child Development and Behavioral Sciences. Impressively, while completing her studies at Cal Poly, she received training through Active Parenting and Positive Discipline parent education curriculum.  She was a preschool teacher with Early Head Start at Community Action Partnership of San Luis Obispo, where she worked with children ages infants to three years old. Previously, Gwen was a co-Teacher working with pre-schoolers at the County Office of Education in Paso Robles and Shandon.  Gwendolyn has lived in San Luis Obispo county for the majority of her life and loves the fact that she and her husband are raising their children here.  She is a mother, step-mother, and foster parent to a variety of ages from 6 to 18.  She loves to help parents recognize their strengths and build on what is good and working in the parent-child relationship.  Contact:  Gwen for free and confidential parent coaching on the telephone and in person in San Luis Obispo. She can be reached on the Parent Connection Resource Line at (805) 543-3700, or

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