Community Services for Children (CSC) recently promoted Deidra Vachier to the position of Vice President of Early Childhood Development. She is responsible for the daily operations of CSC’s Pre-School Division, including Head Start, Early Head Start, Pre-K Counts and several other early education programs. Most recently, she was the Director of Early Education, responsible for Head Start and Pre-K Counts, serving low income children ages 3-5.
Vachier began her career at CSC 18 years ago as a teacher in a Head Start classroom and has been promoted numerous times with increasing responsibility and oversight.
Vachier holds a Bachelor’s in Early Childhood Education from East Stroudsburg University. She also holds a Pennsylvania Director’s Credential, a Pre-K-4 PA Teaching Certification and she has been a Pennsylvania Quality Assurance System Trainer for many years.
CSC’s Early Childhood Education division has a budget over $16 million, employs 200 staff, and includes 56 classrooms in Northampton and Lehigh Counties. Programs comply with the stringent Head Start performance Standards, PA Dept of Human Services, National Association for the Education of Young Children, and Middle States Commission for Schools. The division engages in research with numerous colleges and universities.
Community Services for Children is a regional leader in early childhood education, affecting the lives of 35,000 children annually. Its Head Start program is recognized as a national center of excellence.