Courses: CDEV 107, 110, 205
Darcie Kass, BSHS/MGMT, M.A.Ed.
Darcie M. Kass is the Owner/Director of A Child's Place Learning Center, Inc. (ACP) and Executive Director of Friend Builders, Inc. She has her Bachelor of Science in Human Services/Management and her Master's in Education with an emphasis on Early Childhood Leadership. Darcie is Adjunct Faculty at Orange Coast College, Santiago Canyon College and Santa Ana College teaching classes in Child Development and Inclusion along with presenting at conferences, workshops and trainings throughout the County. From 1997 to present, Darcie has worked at ACP, first as a Pre-K teacher and then as Director and in 2012, she purchased the program. Darcie has expanded the center's full-inclusion program along with developing a separate program that focuses on teaching social skills to preschool age children. Darcie is a Director Mentor through the California Early Childhood Mentor Program and facilitates the West Orange County Directors Collaborative. She is currently a member of the Orange County Child Care and Development Planning Council and is Co-Chair of the Orange County Inclusion Collaborative.
Darcie has two children, who are now big people and settling into their own careers. She loves all animals and has a dog, three cats, a snake and fish. In her spare time, Darcie enjoys kickboxing, reading and spending time with family and friends.