Candace Moore is the CICS’ Early Childhood Executive Director. As an Early Childhood Educator, she specializes in administration, program design/management and family and community engagement. Candace’s passion for early childhood education can be traced back to her experience teaching and directing Head Start, Early Head Start, and Child Care programs in Chicago’s inner city housing communities. There she spent significant time advocating for children and families who had limited access to quality child care, resources, and opportunity for advancement.
Having served four years on the board of the Illinois Head Start Association, and prior experience working for the Department of Family & Support Services and the Illinois State Board of Education, Candace garnered vast knowledge and skills to create and enhance policy, advocate for equity, and promote continuous quality improvement in early education throughout Chicago and the state of Illinois.
Candace holds a Master’s Degree in Education and Administration from Erikson Institute. In her spare time, you can find her engaged in quality time with friends and family, traveling, and serving her community as a member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc.