Heidi Beck

Director, New Directions Early Head Start


123 Amy Rextrew House


(302) 831-0478




  • M.S., Individual and Family Studies: Early Childhood Concentration, University of Delaware
  • B.S., Psychology and Biology, Valparaiso University
  • Non-Profit Management Certificate, University of Delaware College of Urban Affairs and Public Policy

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Heidi is the Director of New Directions Early Head Start at the University of Delaware. She has been involved with New Directions Early Head Start in various capacities since 1998.  In addition, she serves as Clinical Director in the Delaware Institute for Excellence in Early Childhood.  She coordinates the field experiences for 80 plus students in HDFS 470 each semester as well as guest lectures.  She serves on numerous committees and stakeholder groups in the state focused on early care and education.  Heidi was appointment by the Governor to the Delaware Early Care and Education Council and the Interagency Coordinating Council.  In addition, she currently serves as the Delaware Head Start Association, President and the Secretary of the Wilmington Early Care and Education Council.   Throughout her career, Heidi has focused on quality inclusive programs for children and their families, community collaborations and professional development.

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