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The NECPA is grateful for the guidance and leadership of our Board of Directors in promoting excellence in early childhood education. The NECPA Board of Directors is made up of leaders in the field and passionate advocates for educators, families, and children.

Cindy Lehnhoff, President of the NECPA Commission

Cindy Lehnhoff has worked in the field of Early Childhood Development and Education for 37 years. She has recently retired from her position as Division Vice President for Learning Care Group, one of the largest most reputable early care and education companies in the United States. Under her leadership, over 100 child care centers in the U.S. achieved and successfully maintained accreditation. In addition to being a NECPA Board Member for over a decade, she has been instrumental in developing and implementing quality child care standards with programs and advisory boards at the state and national level, including the Oklahoma Child Care Association, the Child Care Advisory Committee, and the Center for Early Childhood Professional Development.

Danny Morris, Vice President of the NECPA Commission

Danny Morris has been a visionary leader and successful business entrepreneur for over 40 years. His business experience also includes more than 30 years of experience in the child care industry as an owner of child care centers, business consultant and broker. He is resourceful in establishing relationships, developing buyer/seller opportunities, creating explosive revenue / profit growth, improving child care center standards and operational quality. He is successful in business evaluation and financial analysis; developing management plans; establishing start-up operations; troubleshooting and rebuilding existing child care centers. He has a special talent for developing a committed management team. He has served on several early education organizations including past president of Florida Association for Child Care Management (FACCM) and past board member of the National Child Care Association.

 

Danielle Alexander, Member of the NECPA Commission

Danielle Alexander has been in the early childhood field for over 20 years. She holds a BA in English and in education. Danielle is currently a Region Manager at Learning Care Group and oversees 65 school operations for Arizona and New Mexico. She has spent 18 years at LCG in a School Director role and a District Manager before her current Region Manager role. She has a passion for early childhood and quality for children of all ages. In addition to being on the board of directors for NECPA, she also sits on the board for AECEA which serves all of AZ childcare providers. Accreditation is her passion and she has been working with NECPA for over 15 years. Her mission is to continue to better programs for children while creating a culture of compliance. 

 

Jaime Rechkemmer, Member of the NECPA Commission

Jaime Rechkemmer joined the Childcare Network team ten years ago and currently serves as the Director of Education. She holds a Bachelor's of Science in Family and Consumer Science and a Master's of Science in Leadership and Organizational Development. Her career in early education spans 20 years and includes classroom teaching, childcare administration, curriculum development, teacher training and development, leadership coaching and professional development for directors, grant writing/grant management, and more. Among many things as Director of Education, Jaime leads the development of Childcare Network's proprietary curriculum and quality initiatives related to QRIS and accreditation. Jaime trains and speaks nationally on topics in early education as well as sits on state and federal task forces, coalitions, and committees in early education.
 

Missy Webb, Historian of the NECPA Commission

Mike Garatoni, Member of the NECPA Commission

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