FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
EVANSVILLE, INDIANA – The 4C of Southern Indiana Board of Directors and staff are pleased to announce that Aleisha Sheridan has been named President and CEO of 4C of Southern Indiana, an early childhood education thought leader, experienced in fundraising and effective communicator. Sheridan brings robust experience, infectious energy and creative innovation to 4C as the organization begins the next phase of work in leading the way for early childhood education.
Board of Directors Chairwoman Holly Smith said, “Aleisha is the perfect choice to continue 4C’s strong voice in early childhood education for providers, families, employers and community stakeholders. The work 4C is charged with helps improve the lives of families by increasing access, affordability and quality in early childhood education. This supports our community today and provides a path for a successful future for our children. “
Aleisha most recently served as the Early Childhood Administrator for the Henderson County School district in Kentucky, which is a state funded preschool program. She led the district task force for the construction, design, and programming of the Thelma B. Johnson Early Learning Center. Her role directly served children and families increase their school readiness scores through her work as Chair of their Early Childhood Council. The students involved in the programming scored above the state average on school readiness indicators and demonstrated greater than 95 percent growth rate on Kentucky Early Childhood Standards including all domains of social/emotional, cognitive, physical, language, literacy, and math.
Aleisha is a thought leader and has participated in early childhood studies with Nobel Prize Laurette in Economics, Dr. James Heckman, including "Understanding and Comparing the Mechanisms Producing the Impacts of Early Childhood Programs" and "Analyzing the Influential Early Childhood Policies that are Proven to Promote Human Flourishing: Understanding Which Strategies Work (Including a Cost-Benefit Analysis) and Why".
"I see a bright future for early childhood education in Southwestern Indiana. I am passionate to shepherd the work ahead to ensure our families can find and access affordable quality early childhood education,” said Aleisha Sheridan.
4C of Southern Indiana, Inc. is a non-profit Child Care Resource and Referral agency serving 14 counties in southwest Indiana. More information can be found at www.child-care.org.