Ms. Dinahetta began her career with young children while still in college, as a seasonal employee, working with children aged 0-5 years. After graduating from Norfolk State University in 2005, with a BS in Early Childhood Education, she joined an early childhood program - working as a Co-Lead Teacher in their preschool program. During her time at that center she worked as a Preschool teacher, Pre-K teacher and eventually, the Program Coordinator... Overseeing the planning and implementation of age/developmentally appropriate curriculum for the entire center.
After leaving, Dinahetta continued working in child care administration and went on to hold various positions with different companies. Most recently, she worked for three years as the Center Director for another DC child development center, where she gained both significant knowledge and experience leading a center, overseeing a full staff and working directly with children and families of children with special needs.
She is an awesome mom of three; Kennedy (7), Jurnee (2) and Jace (5mos), a lover of music, a creative thinker, an energetic spirit and completely passionate about this very important work we do everyday. It is my sincere belief that both Ms. Dinahetta's vast experience and extensive knowledge in this field, make her a great asset to the New Life program and a ttuly welcomed addition to the family!