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.