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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. 


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Upcoming: October 23, 2018 — Administrative Luncheon: Register by October 19, REGISTRATION FORM

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!