Author: FaKelia Guyton

FaKelia Guyton is the director of DuPage County's Early Childhood Collaboration. She began her career as a Head Start teacher. Her journey has taken her through training early childhood teachers, administration and program management and now providing leadership in building systems and shaping policy. She was named a 2017 Barbara Bowman Leadership Fellow.

Early Detection of Developmental Delays Could Help Close the Achievement Gap

“I depended on my doctor to tell me if my baby was OK or not.”   Over more than a decade as an early childhood professional, I have heard these words time and time again from many parents and caregivers.   The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services reports that as many as one-quarter of all children ages 5…