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Shaleena Tareen
Business Name:
Childhood Matters
Business Description:
Childhood Matters is a non-profit public charity in Newbury Park, California It's mission is to support and nurture the mental and emotional health of children and youth. We fulfill this mission by working to target the whole child through education, engagement, and empowerment.
How Business Creates Value:
Wellness: We build resilience and foster safe spaces that enhance the social, emotional and physical wellbeing of young children Community Care : We care deeply about the children, families and our community. We commit to allowing their voices to guide our work, and to doing whatever it takes to help them thrive. Compassion: We regard others with understanding, empathy and a willingness to help. Collaboration: We value and seek the opinions and thoughts of others. We strategically partner to achieve common goals to make a greater impact. Impartiality: We make no discrimination as to nationality, race, religious beliefs, class, or political opinions. We are being guided solely by the needs of children and families.
How Member Creates Value:
Having over 25 years of experience working with children and families, I am able to offer guidance in areas of parenting, early childhood education, children's social-emotional needs and understanding children's behaviors. I also offer parenting/educator/caregiver workshops to empower adults that provide care for children.

Our Programs

Early Childhood Social-Emotional Learning (ECSEL)-Setting up safe spaces for children that promote social-emotional hands-on materials in classrooms and other public settings to provide early intervention for children's mental health. These materials allow for children to have access to tools that help them manage their emotions, self-regulate and learn how to build essential coping skills. 2- Cool Tools- Providing hands-on coping tools and resources in the form of toolkits for children to support their mental health as they navigate through big life transitions (chronic illness, loss of a parent/caregiver, trauma etc) . These tools empower them with positive coping strategies that help them process and work through mental health challenges and big life transitions 3- Educate & Engage-Through this program, we bring resources to the community and provide mental health information and hands-on activities for children and families.This program also provides training workshops for parents and educators on various wellness topics. We also have a youth ambassador program where we empower youth and offer them a platform to end the stigma attached to mental health.


  • Keynote Speaker
  • Writing
  • Teaching
  • Team Building


  • Bachelors In Businress
  • Bachelors In Early Childhood Education
  • Montessori Certified Educator


  • Reading
  • Travelling


  • Early Childhood Education
  • Mental Health
  • Children's Author


  • English
  • Urdu
  • Hindi
  • Sign Language