Diana Buffington, Executive Director
Diana Buffington has been with the Redwood City Child Development Program since August of 2010. Diana has worked in the field of Early Childhood Education since 1996 in both Non-Profit and For Profit Programs in San Francisco and along the Peninsula. She has worked in an administrative capacity for South of Market Childcare, Inc., Peninsula Family Service, and Marin Day Schools.
Diana received her Bachelor of Arts in Child and Adolescent Development from San Francisco State University. She currently holds a California State Teaching Credential at the Program Director Level and is a certified trainer for the West Ed Program for Infant Toddler Caregivers. Over the years Diana has continued taking courses at the graduate level and attended workshops for administrators and teachers in the field of Child Development and Education. She is a member of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), San Mateo Association for the Education of Young Children (SMAEYC), California Child Development Administrators Association, and the local San Mateo Consortium.
As the director of this program, Diana’s job is to ensure that all aspects of the program are in compliance with the California State Department of Education and Community Care Licensing, and that staff have the support and resources they need in order to continue to be the wonderful teachers they are. Additionally her responsibilities include administration of the Center’s program: carrying out the program philosophy; staff and volunteer hiring, training and mentoring staff and volunteers; child recruitment and eligibility; program activities and curriculum; budget preparation; grant writing; parent education and involvement; and community partnerships.
While she enjoys every aspect of her job, Diana’s favorite place to be is in the classroom spending time getting to know each and every one of the children in the program.