Meet Your Instructor
Darci Stanford, Child Development
My academic teaching experience has been in a variety of subjects and learning environments. I have spent the last five-years as a Family Life Educator at a Sanford Health in Sioux Falls providing classes and technical assistance to parents and childcare providers. Prior to that, I was the Program Manager for an education program for adult inmates in South Dakota. Academically over the past 10 years, I have taught Sociology and Speech Communication courses in community college, technical institute, private and public university environments; mainly as an adjunct instructor. In addition to adult education, I have experience as an Infant/Toddler Program and School-Age Program Coordinator, Family Counselor, Early Childhood Education Assistant, and Preschool Teacher.
I have a Master of Science degree specializing in Human Development, Child and Family Studies with a minor in Counseling from South Dakota State University (Go Jackrabbits!).
I hail from the town of Madison, SD where I was raised and attended school through high school. After that, I called Sioux Falls, SD home for approximately the last 15 years. We moved to Owatonna, MN in August of 2008. I have been married to my husband, John, for 11 years and we have three wonderful children, Brodee-10, Karingtan 6- and Bo-3.
South Central Online Courses:
- Child Growth & Development
- Health, Safety & Nutrition
- Infant/Toddler Development and Learning Experiences
- Preschool Development and Learning Experiences
- Social-Emotional Development & Learning Experiences
- Professional Leadership
- Management of Child Care Programs
- Strategies of Staff Development
- Financial Aspects of Child Care Administration
- Managing Multiple Sites
- Practicum Project