Meet our Director
Delaware County Christian School is pleased to announce the appointment of Mrs. Rebecca Zaro as the Director of the school’s dedicated Early Childhood Center for the 2020-2021 academic year. This new academic division of the school will serve students in PK-3, PK-4, and Kindergarten classes. DC’s Head of School Dan Steinfield explains the decision to expand its early childhood offerings is just one way the school is working to serve the needs of families who desire flexibility, excellence, and a Christ-centered curriculum for early learners. Mr. Steinfield notes, this strategic expansion is a perfect example of the school’s promise to parents to educate students for a life of impact through an innovative and exemplary education rooted in Christ.
Mrs. Zaro will officially assume her Director role in July 2020. Most recently, she has served as a lead pre-kindergarten teacher at The Baldwin School in Bryn Mawr and was previously a lead teacher at Ashley Hall School in Charleston, SC. Rebecca holds a B.A. in Early Childhood Education from Clemson University, an M.Ed. in Teaching, Learning, and Advocacy from the College of Charleston, and is in the process of completing a Project-Based Learning Certificate Program from the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education.
When asked what she finds most compelling about the opportunity to join the DC Community as the Director of the Early Childhood Center, Mrs. Zaro says a primary reason is the opportunity to incorporate my faith while serving young children and helping them to grow to their full potential. She notes “My goal is to create a nurturing environment where teachers and children are inspired to explore and make discoveries together.”
She shares she is excited to lead in the development of a dynamic program for young learners that will leave a lasting impact on the students, their families, and our faculty. The delivery of this program for DC’s youngest students will build their faith, knowledge, and confidence in preparation for their next step in DC’s Lower School which encompasses grades 1-5.
To parents who are considering enrolling their children in DC’s new Early Childhood Center, Rebecca explains,
“this [Early Childhood Center] will be a place full of joy, learning, and love. Their children will be cared for and provided a learning environment that will foster their natural curiosity while encouraging exploration and independence. We will work collaboratively alongside you to create individualized learning through hands-on experiences while fostering a relationship with Jesus Christ.”
Mrs. Zaro is passionate about early childhood education. She shares “Children are naturally curious and eager to learn. They have a joy for life and are full of questions. An early childhood classroom is always buzzing with inquiry, creativity, and exploration. I can not think of a better job than to help foster that learning and build a strong foundation they can build on for the rest of their lives.”