Regional Director And Co-Owner
Hello everyone! My name is Danielle and my passion started with children from the day I was born, However, it really sprang into action when I found out I was going to be an auntie at just 11 years old! Now I have 5 nieces and 5 nephew! Ever since then I knew I wanted to be in the field of early education and care and help all the children I can! I am from here born and raised, however my great- grandmother was originally Santa Maria, Cape Verde. I have lived in Hyannis, Centerville, then back to Hyannis. My mom and raised me along with my four older brothers all right in Hyannis, Mass. I began my educational path in high school when I was able to take some child development courses and graduated in 2011, then worked my way through every position there is! From interning to volunteer work to teacher and more! From high school I went on to Cape Cod Community College to fulfill my associated degree in early childhood development, which I received in 2016. From there I went on to Bridgewater State University where I received my bachelor’s degree in 2019, with a major in ECE and a minor in Child studies. I then went to go for my Master’s, until my mom unfortunately suffered a stroke in June of 2020. From there I left to focus on my mom and help her in whichever way I could. Hopefully I can go back and finish! Eventually, my parents had to move and made their way down to North Carolina, while I stayed here and continued to grow with my job, where I ended up getting promoted to Little Stars Assistant Principal and I couldn’t be more thrilled!
Where I am From: I am from Hyannis, Massachusetts and currently reside in Hyannis, Massachusetts.
My Why? Ever since I became an aunt at just 11 years old, I knew this is exactly what I wanted to be doing! I have sure a mother nurturing, calming, but fun side to me that make me very popular with the children, families and staff! As an educator, I want to bring joy, happiness and love out of the children and let them know they are safe and loved! Just hearing “My child loves you” or “Thank you for everything you do”, it is just a reminder of what I do every day and why I do it. And, I have to say: “I do what I love, because I love what I do!”
Where I’m going: As the Assistant Principal here at Little Stars Learning Center, I look forward to growing connections and bonds with not only the children but the families and teachers as well! I plan someday to open my very own!