Camille Lachar

Adjunct Lecturer

Camille Lachar
Areas of Expertise
  • Youth Studies

Camille Lachar has been in the field of early childhood education for 35 years. Her degrees include a bachelor’s degree in child study from St. Joseph’s College and a master’s degree in early childhood education from the University of Phoenix.

Camille is originally from New York, where she started in the field as a teacher working with children infants through school-age. Over the years she worked as a director, coach, presenter, and in the years before moving to Arizona she was a partner of a training and consulting company where her work included providing Child Development Associate, CDA training, professional development trainer, and National Association for the Education of Young Children, NAEYC and National Association for Family Child Care, NAFCC accreditation facilitation. She also served on the board of NYAEYC.

Camille moved to Arizona in 2016 where she now holds several part time positions including adjunct faculty in the Early Childhood Department at Central Arizona College, the University of Arizona Global Campus and the City University of New York.

Her volunteer work includes serving as President Elect on the board of the Arizona Association for the Education of Young Children, AzAEYC, Treasurer on the board of the Arizona Division of Early Childhood, AzDEC, and a member of the Arizona Comprehensive System of Personnel Development, CSPD Recruitment and Retention Work Group, and In-Service Work Group.

Camille enjoys spending time with her husband and rescue dog Frankie, visiting with her daughter, son-in-law, and grandson who live in St. Louis, and returning back to New York to visit family and friends.