I am Dorothy Young, the owner and administrative director of Young Child Development Center, Inc. I live in the valley area with my husband, Kevin. We have one grown son, Ryan who is married to Amber. They have 3 children, Alex, Addison, and Lillyin. I have been in the Early Childhood Education field since 1990, I have worked in every position in a center for non-profit, corporate, and now private early childhood settings. I started Young Child Development Center in 2003 and this was one of the best decisions that I have ever made! Early Childhood is my passion and calling. My team and I are always striving to do the best for the children and families at our center. We are very proud to have the honor of being the first child care center in Wisconsin to earn 5 stars using the YoungStar criteria.
I am a graduate of Fox Valley Technical College with an Associate in Applied Science Degree in Early Childhood Education. I earned my Administrators Credential in Early Childhood at Northeast Wisconsin Technical College. I also attended UW-Oshkosh, majoring in Criminal Justice.
I am the past-president of Valley Association for the Education of Young Children. I am a member of Wisconsin Child Care Administrators Association, the National Association for the Education of Young Children, the Wisconsin Early Childhood Association as well as ValleyAEYC!
Welcome everyone to Young Child Development Center (YCDC). I’m Sarah R. and am the Center Director at YCDC. My love for children and my passion for watching them grow and learn has brought me to be where I am today.
I am originally from a small town just outside of Green Bay called Luxemburg. I first got my feet wet in the childcare industry when I was a senior in high school. I then continued to work at that very childcare center for the next five years while pursuing my degree in Human Development at the University of Wisconsin—Green Bay. While at that childcare facility I worked with many different age groups including School-Age, three year olds, and infants. Upon graduation in August of 2007 with my Bachelors degree in Human Development I took the Program Coordinator position here at YCDC in October 2007. I have since been promoted to Center Director.
I truly believe that quality childcare plants the seed that every child needs to grow and learn and what helps them become productive members of society. Quality care promotes independence, self-esteem and confidence, as well as life long lasting friendships. This is why I feel that you and your family should join us here at YCDC. There is so much we have to offer your child(ren) here at our childcare facility that will start your child(ren) off in the right direction, on the right path to success in life.