Delaware County, PA
Delaware County Early Childhood Educators Association

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Let's Learn!Let's Learn!

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The purpose of the Delaware County Early Childhood Educators Association, Inc. is to enhance the skills and broaden the knowledge of those in the field of Early Childhood Education and care. We've been serving the needs of child care centers, nursery schools and kindergartens since 1980 in Delaware County, PA.

Professional Organization


We offer networking opportunities with other professionals as well as workshops to help meet the needs for continuing education requirements of the PA Department of Education (DOE/PDE), the PA Department of Human Resources (DHS) and the PA Office of Child Development (OCDEL).   



 Anyone interested in the field of Early Childhood Education may become a member, including administrators, teachers, aides, volunteers, and students.  Annual dues entitles members to free evening networking meetings and reduced fees at special workshops, luncheons and the annual Conference.  

Executive Board Officers - Excuse us, updates in progress




Secretary: Barbara Hanes, Ed.D.

Barbara Hanes, Ed.D., is Dean of Education & Human Services at Neumann University.  Barbara has been an educator for over 30 years, serving as a classroom teacher, curriculum coordinator, student teacher supervisor, and college professor.  Barbara became particularly interested in early childhood when her children were younger and focused her doctoral dissertation, as well as some of her research writing, on topics related to the preschool classroom. 


Treasurer: Cheryl Ranck

Cheryl Ranck is a graduate of Penn State and Widener Universities. She has worked as a classroom teacher of the hearing impaired, a speech/language clinician, reading specialist, preschool service coordinator, developmental kindergarten teacher, Head Start administrator staff development specialist, preschool special education supervisor and an Early Intervention Adviser for the Bureau of Early Intervention Services in the Office of Child Development and Early Learning (OCDEL). 

Cheryl has been a DCECEA member, presenter and officer since 1990. She lives in Garnet Valley with her husband and their spoiled golden retriever. They have four wonderful children and six terrific grandchildren. 

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If you have questions about the opportunities available to you in our programs, feel free to send us a message. We will get back to you as soon as possible.

Tentative luncheons scheduled for Tuesday, October 29, 2019; Wednesday, January 28, 2020; and Thursday, April 30, 2020.  Directors, make sure you are registered to receive DCECEA emails.

DCECEA Admin Luncheons at Charlotte's Restaurant

3207 West Chester Pike, Newtown Square, Pennsylvania 19073, United States


Luncheons are 12:30 - 2:30 PM when advertised (Facebook, website, and pre-event email).  Join us. What is on your mind?  What can DCECEA do for you? How can we support each other as leaders? Come and be part of the conversation for today and the future!