Vice President, Early Childhood Services
Floaria Ladja oversees SCO’s continuum of Early Childhood services, which includes Early Childhood Education Centers, Home-Visiting Programs, Early Learn and Early Head Start programs, and Family Child Care Networks. As Vice President, Early Childhood Services, Floaria is responsible for the development, administration, and operations of Early Childhood initiatives and programs, including organizing and planning program implementation, recruiting and hiring program staff, overseeing site development, and ensuring the integration of SCO’s services into local communities.
Floaria began her tenure at SCO in 1993 as a Foster Care Caseworker and has served the children and families in SCO’s care in a variety of program areas as a Foster Care Supervisor, Preventive Services Program Director, and Quality Improvement Director for Family Dynamics. Prior to her appointment as VP, she served as an integral member of the Early Childhood leadership team as the Quality Improvement Director. In that role, she helped to ensure that programs serving young children and families are aligned with city and federal regulations and adhere to the highest performance standards. She has worked closely with Executive Leadership on a number of early childhood start-ups that have included our five Early Childhood Education Centers, Universal Pre-K and 3-K for All.
Floaria is a graduate of Binghamton University and earned an MSW from New York University School of Social Work. She is a Licensed Social Worker.
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