Florence Prophete-Barbour, our Executive Director, is being honored by The Island 360 as one of Nassau County’s Women of Distinction. On behalf of everyone at Harbor Child Care, we want to extend a huge congratulations to Florence!
Passionate About Early Childhood Education Since Day One
Since her teenage years, Florence has always gravitated toward educating and caring for youngsters. Her professional experience began at 18 as a counselor at a summer camp in Hempstead. After earning a Bachelor’s degree in psychology with an emphasis on children’s mental and academic health, she went to Baruch College and Adelphi, completing Master’s degrees in psychology and public administration, respectively.
As anyone who knows Florence will agree, her passion lies in elevating the quality of education for young children. Florence acknowledges the unfortunate correlation between the predominantly female workforce in early childhood education and its unjust financial neglect and lack of recognition in the public eye. With this knowledge, she continuously strives to enlighten key stakeholders about the essential nature of early care and learning while championing the establishment of an infrastructure that prioritizes the well-being of our youngest learners and their families.
The Women of Distinction Awards are Presented by Blank Slate Media, publisher of six award-winning newspapers read by tens of thousands of Long Islanders.
Blank Slate Media is the publisher of 6 award-winning weekly newspapers on the North Shore of Nassau County, theisland360.com website. The newspapers and the website are the No. 1 source of news and information in the communities they cover. The communities include: Great Neck, Great Neck Estates, Great Neck Plaza, Kensington, Kings Points, Lake Success, Russell Gardens, Saddle Rock, Thomaston, University Gardens, Saddle Rock Estates, Great Neck Gardens, Harbor Hills New Hyde Park, North Hills, Garden City Park, Herricks, Manhasset Hills, North New Hyde Park, Floral Park East Williston, Williston Park, Mineola, Albertson, Carle Place, Herricks, Searingtown Manhasset, Flower Hill, Munsey Park, Plandome, Plandome Heights, Plandome Manor, North Hills Roslyn, Roslyn Heights, Old Westbury, Greenvale, Glen Head, Sea Cliff, Flower Hill, North Hills Port Washington, Baxter Estates, Flower Hill, Manorhaven, Port Washington North, Sands Point.