Director of Children’s Services
Where Did You Attend School?
Doherty Memorial High School, studied at Becker College and earned an Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education and a Bachelors in Psychology.
How Long Have You Been At YWCA?
What’s The Best Part Of Your Job?
Welcoming families and children being a resource and building that home to school connection. Supporting families with events at the YWCA and in the Worcester Community my goal is to make parenting as seamless as possible for them! My goal for the educators at the YWCA is to support, coach and mentor and provide a team of professionals who respect parents as equal partners that practice core values. My goal for the children is for them to make valued friends, successful learners and develop a foundation for kindergarten and beyond!
Who Inspires You?
When we collaboratively work together as a TEAM to implement strategies that help children and families succeed!
What Song Empowers You?
You Light up My Life By Debbie Boone helps me to keep positive energy!
What’s Your Favorite Quote?
“We can FEAR everything and run or we can FEAR everything and rise!”
What Does The YWCA Mean To You?
Empowerment! Welcoming, Family-Centered! We strive for our families and educators to become part of our extended family!
About Darlene’s Department: Early Education & Care
YWCA’s Worcester and Westborough Childcare Centers serve children ages 1 month to 5 years. Our programs are designed to spark each child’s natural curiosity and encourage age-appropriate learning. Group childcare allows children to learn and play in a healthy, secure, and friendly environment. YWCA Early Education and Care centers feature: