Iliana Cota is working in partnership with the preschool teachers here at Advance U as our kindergarten readiness advisor. For 6 years, she has worked with children of different ages ranging from infants to middle schoolers. Iliana received an AA from South Mountain Community College and is pursuing a BA from Northern Arizona University in Early Childhood and Elementary Education. Her childcare training began at a young age, volunteering in her church’s nursery, and over the past years she has interned at various elementary schools in grades preschool through fourth grade. Outside of AU, Iliana is a children’s church teacher and full time mother of four little ones. Additionally, she has a love for children and a passion to make a difference in the world one student at a time. Above all, Iliana believes that learning should be meaningful, fun and accessible to everyone.