The State of Early Childhood Education in Delaware

Date: April 30, 2020

Speaker: Lucinda Ross, Executive Director of St. Michael’s and President of daeyc

Topic: Challenges of Early Childhood Education in Delaware (Before, during and after COVID-19)

Meet Lucinda Ross

Lucinda Ross is the Executive Director of St. Michael’s School and Nursery (Wilmington) and the President of the Delaware Association for the Education of Young Children (daeyc).

Lucinda Ross brings 30+ years of experience in the early childhood education industry to the conversation. Her expertise is engineered from a variety of essential early childhood education roles within organizations including Executive Director, President, Board of Directors, teacher, trainer/mentor, consultant, advocate, Department of Public Health trainer, and Department of Education assessment administrator.

Lucinda’s knowledge goes beyond the Delaware early childhood education environment, she has held leadership roles in Connecticut, Massachusetts, Washington, D.C. and has been an active voice in the National Association for the Early Education for Young Children (NAEYC) for 26+ years.

About St. Michael’s School and Nursery, Wilmington

Founded in 1890, St. Michael’s Day Nursery is one of the oldest early childhood education programs in Delaware. St. Michael’s School and Nursery is committed to the growth and support of children’s development in mind, body, character, and spirit. They believe provide an exemplary program of education and childcare in a nurturing atmosphere. St. Michael’s welcomes all children.

About Delaware Association for the Education of Young Children

The Delaware Association for the Education of Young children (deaeyc) is an affiliate of the National Association of the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), the leading membership association for those working with and on behalf of children from birth through age eight. Founded in 1969, deaeyc serves and acts on behalf of the needs, rights and well-being of all young children and their families in Delaware. deaeyc currently houses T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood Delaware, Child Care WAGE$ Delaware, the WK Kellogg projects, and Get Delaware Reading Wilmington, check out their links on our page for more information. deaeyc has also led the state’s Advocacy work for ECE.

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