Vrinda McGinnis received a Master of Education degree, with an emphasis on
Special Education, from San Jose State University. She has over 15 years of
experience working within the Applied Behavior Analysis field, working with individuals
with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Asperger’s, PDD-NOS, and a variety of other cognitive
and physical diagnoses.
Vrinda has worked as a behavior therapist for over fifteen years within the Bay Area of
California. For eight plus years, she managed programs for dozens of children, of all
ages. She also created an ABA-embedded preschool program for San Jose Unified
School District. An integral portion of this program was its parent training component,
which Vrinda designed and implemented. She also spent time in a position being the on-site
behaviorist and supervisor for a Non-Public School for individuals with Autism, and
other neurological and developmental delays.
Upon relocating to Colorado 6 years ago, Vrinda saw the need for a quality preschool program to meet the ever-growing needs of Boulder County. After sharing this information with the owner of Creative Learning Center-Foothill Preschool, Lafayette's Foothill Preschool location was formed.
Over the past 15 years, Vrinda has obtained multiple professional certifications,
including SCERTS and Teaching to Individuals with English as a Second Language,
and has also received trainings in Floortime, Pivotal Response Training, PEC’s, and
Assistive and Augmentative Communication (AAC). A special interest of Vrinda’s is
Sensory Integration, having done a research thesis on the topic.
Vrinda has three children with her husband, Bryan: Emily, Madeline, and Jacob. When
she is not at the preschool, she can be found spending time with her family,
gardening, or cooking.