Heather Singleton is the Chief Executive Officer of Child’s Path. The 501(c)(3) nonprofit gives working families and underserved local children a path to a brighter future by providing access to high-quality early education, in part through its Bright Paths tuition scholarships. Heather has dedicated her career to early education with over 18 years of experience in the field. Heather is truly passionate about early childhood education and inspires everyone around her.
Heather previously served as executive director and director of education at Child’s Path since 2019. In addition to her expertise in early education, Heather has 14 years of nonprofit management experience. Before joining Child’s Path, Heather was Director of Bright Beginnings Early School and served as program director and acting executive director of Gladiolus Learning and Development Center. Heather holds a bachelor’s degree in business management. She is a certified CLASS Observer and has been a member of the Program Committee for the Early Learning Coalition of Southwest Florida for several years. She is a firm believer in positive discipline practices and forming positive relationships with young children. Heather is a Future Maker with the Southwest Florida Community Foundation.
Under Heather’s leadership, the organization is utilizing creative strategies to help Child’s Path thrive during the nationwide teacher shortage, and ultimately plan for strategic growth to serve. more children in the coming years. Due to the lack of affordable early childhood learning facilities, more than 4,000 local children do not have access to any early education experience in Collier County.
In her downtime, Heather enjoys spending time with her family and two dogs. She is an avid reader and loves to spend the day floating in the pool with a good book.