Educational Director - FOCH Family Child Care Network
Margo D. Ayinde is the Educational Director of our Friends of Crown Heights Family Child Care Network (FCCN). In this capacity, she is responsible for coordinating educational services in all our family child care settings, and providing guidance and professional learning on all aspects of our mixed-age, evidence-based Family Child Care (FCC) curriculum. In addition, she is responsible for the supervision and mentoring of all other FCCN educational staff who directly coach and support our affiliated providers in implementing the curriculum, conducting authentic assessments, and serving special populations.
Ms. Ayinde is a New York State certified educator with more than 15 years of continuous professional experience and progressive leadership in the field. She also brings to her position an expansive range of organizational and communication skills that have enabled her to maximize student performance, family engagement and related best practices in a variety of settings across the spectrum of early childhood education. Before joining our Friends of Crown Heights family, she was Educational Director of the Little Seeds of Park Slope and Nuestros Niños Child Development Centers. She also previously served as Lead Teacher and Assistant Director of The Children’s Center at SUNY Downstate, where her portfolio included direct as well as supervisory responsibility for both the Infant-Toddler and Pre-school programs.
Ms. Ayinde obtained her Bachelor’s degree in French and Spanish at Cortland College of the State University of New York (SUNY), and her Master’s degree in both Early Childhood and Special Education from Brooklyn College of the City University of New York (CUNY). She has pursued related academic studies in Spain and Switzerland, and presented papers on Early Childhood Development at professional conferences in the United States.