Heather Singleton is the Executive Director of Child’s Path. Child’s Path gives underserved local children a path to a brighter future by providing access to high-quality early education through scholarship assistance to low-income, working families. Heather has dedicated her career to it with over 18 years of experience in the field. Heather is truly passionate about early childhood education and inspires everyone around her.
Prior to this appointment, Heather served as the Director of Education of Child’s Path since 2019. In addition to her expertise in early education, Heather has 14 years of nonprofit management experience. Before joining the Child’s Path team, Heather was Director of Bright Beginnings Early School and served as Program Director and Acting Executive Director of Gladiolus Learning and Development Center. Heather has a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management and Associates Degree in Accounting. 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 will implement a plan of strategic growth to double in size over the next five years. Due to the lack of affordable early childhood learning facilities, more than 4,000 economically needy children do not have access to any early education experience in Collier County. Early education helps to break the cycle of poverty by building the foundation for future academic success and a lifelong love of learning for at-risk children. With her knowledge and experience, Heather will successfully lead the expansion of Child’s Path to reach even more underserved children and families 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.