Dezire’e Mattocks M.Ed., Ed.S.
Director of Professional Development
Dezire’e serves as the Director of Professional Development for the National Association for Family Child Care (NAFCC). In this role, she is responsible for creating and implementing a comprehensive range of educational programs and resources tailored to the needs of family child care educators through the PD Academy and conference workshops. She is responsible for organizing and facilitating NAFCC national annual conferences each year.
“When charged with developing an e-learning platform for family child care educators, I created a blueprint that would merge our NAFCC accreditation five competencies along with early learning developmental milestones.”
With several years of experience in Head Start programs, Dezire’e supports practitioners such as training, coaching, and mentoring. She is an expert in the Quality Rated (QRIS) and NAEYC accreditation, a certified trainer, and a reliable observer of the CLASS Tool. She travels throughout the country to conduct early childhood training and has held a position as an ESOL virtual instructor in schools throughout South Korea. Dezire’e also serves as a College Adjunct Instructor, teaching early childhood courses. Additionally, she has owned and operated a licensed family childcare facility in Georgia.
Dezire’e is a two-time BEAR graduate from Mercer University and holds an Ed.S. in Early Childhood from Walden University. She also possesses a Master of Education in early childhood and a Bachelor of Science in early childhood education from Mercer University. She holds a Georgia Teacher Certification (T5) with two endorsements: preschool special education and ESOL.
As a lifelong educator, coach, mentor, and Bright from the Start Approved trainer, Dezire’e believes that all children can learn when met at their developmental and social-emotional levels. She enjoys witnessing the moment of realization when a child discovers their potential!