Creating Long-term Investments in Our Communities
The Early Childhood Innovation Center (ECIC) is a newly developed initiative aiming to redesign Delaware’s early childhood education support model. Our focus is on supporting educators holistically, improving access and removing barriers to advanced credentials such as the Child Development Associate® (CDA) certificate and post-secondary Associate or Bachelor degrees.
The science of early childhood development is rapidly changing, and we know more now than we ever have about how a child’s early learning experiences drastically impact their long-term development. It feels intuitive that our youngest children have the greatest need for quality educational experiences. The ECIC offers direct support by providing technology, coaching, financial support, and access to flexible educational courses. The ECIC guides educators step by step as they strive for their CDA®, Associate Degree, and Bachelor’s Degree.
The Early Childhood Innovation Center at Delaware State University unapologetically advocates for the success of early childhood education professionals. We strive to empower and cultivate a highly skilled, educated, and diverse workforce by providing holistic, comprehensive, and evidence-based direct support.
As a dynamic workforce center, the Early Childhood Innovation Center sets the standard of eliminating barriers for all early childhood education professionals, especially those historically impacted by inequalities.
The 5 C’s of ECIC
Who We Are
The ECIC team is composed of education administration experts with a passion to see early childhood educators succeed. Meet the team supporting Delaware’s early childhood educators:
Dr. Kimberly KrzanowskiExecutive Director
Dr. Dannaé SewellEarly Childhood Initiatives Officer
Marcie PateOperations Officer
Dr. Elizabeth KelleherHigher Education Coordinator
Jasmine PasswatersSenior Administrative Assistant
Kariem E. RossCommunications and Marketing Coordinator
Dionne PattersonCDA Coordinator
Charley AndersonCareer Advisement Coordinator
Jennifer MarshOperations Coordinator
Dr. Pialee RoyResearch, Data, & Reporting Coordinator
Paula Bratcher-NewtonAdministrative Assistant
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Our team is happy to answer any questions you might have and talk through your goals for your career in early childhood education.