| || Stephanie Dockweiler|
Stephanie Dockweiler received her MA in Early Childhood Education from Brooklyn College and her BS in Child Development from Iowa State University. She also holds NYS Permanent Certification for Nursery School through Sixth Grade. She has devoted her entire 26 year career to the field of early childhood education. Her experience in the field includes working as a teacher, an early care and education director, an NAEYC Accreditation Facilitator and as an Early Childhood Trainer.
As Executive Vice President of the Early Childhood Development Group She was responsible for curriculum development, implementation and supervision of all training programs that they provided.
As Vice President of First Class Child Care she supervised all of the early childhood programs as well as developed and implemented the staff development programs.
As Executive Director for the Coalition for Child Care of Nassau County she was responsible for training child care center staff and administration in preparation for the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) Accreditation process. She was also responsible for securing grants and establishing and cultivating relationships with the funding sources. Using a grassroots approach, she had the opportunity to improve the lives of children and families in Nassau County.
As Director of the John F. Kennedy Child Care Center in Canarsie, NY. she experienced a vast array of issues dealing with children, their parents, her staff, and the community that she served.
She also served as an Accreditation Commissioner for the NAEYC, making accreditation decisions for programs around the country. She has a humanistic management style and believes that respect and hard work by all team members makes for a stronger unified bond, which in turn makes a stronger unified organization.
| || Liz Box|
Liz Box is a Verified Specialty Instructor through SUNY Health and Safety through the NYS Early Learning Development System. She has over 20 years experience in the field in various roles including business manager, assistant director, trainer, and mentor.
Additionally Liz serves as a CDA instructor and advisor as well as serving as a National Association for Family Child Care (NAFCC) Observer. She has been trained through NAFCC in specialty training for Family Child Care Providers.
Liz is currently working as mentor and trainer for family child care providers who are part of the Quality Stars New York pilot program.
Liz’s prior experience includes her experience at the Nassau County American Red Cross where she developed a specialty department for both Center Base and Family Child Care Programs.
Liz is the recipient of the American Red Cross Employee Excellence Award-Professional and New York State Assembly Certificate of Merit in 2008. Liz is a certified American Red Cross and National Safety Council trainer for the following classes: CPR, First Aid, Emergency Preparedness, Babysitting, Pediatric First Aid and Save the Children U.S. Child Friendly Spaces Program which assists families in time of disaster so that children will have a Healthy environment in their time of need.
Liz has recently been voted onto the Nassau County AEYC Board as treasurer.
| || Camille Lachar-Lofaro|
Camille Lachar-Lofaro received her BA in Child Study from St. Joseph's College and has recently received her Master's Degree in Early Childhood Education from the University of Phoenix. Her 20+ years in the field includes experience working as a teacher, director, trainer and mentor.
Camille is a certified trainer in American Red Cross and National Safety Council First Aid, CPR and AED, National Child Care Association (NCCA) National Administrator’s Credential Curriculum, Dimensions Outdoor Explore Classroom Curriculum, Developing Your Family Child Care Business, and Program for Infant Toddler Care (PITC) Curriculum. She is also a trained Teaching Strategies online eCDA facilitator.
Additionally Camille is certified in administration of the Infant Toddler Environmental Rating Scale (ITERS) and served as an observer for the Quality Stars NY pilot program, for whom she is now working as trainer and mentor. She is also a National Association for Family Child Care (NAFCC) Accreditation Observer.
Camille has been a CDA instructor and advisor for over 10 years and has been facilitating online CDA classes for the past year. Over the past several years she has been involved in NAEYC and NAFCC accreditation facilitation projects.
Camille currently sits on the Board of Directors of Suffolk County AEYC serving as Vice President and Accreditation Committee Chairperson. She is also on the Advisory Board of Every Child Matters Long Island as well as a member of the Early Years Institute Quality Circle. She has served on the Children’s Community Head Start Policy Council as Community Representative Early Childhood Specialist.