Ms. Sarah Soriano serves as Executive Director and has led Young Horizons for 15 years. She holds a B.A. degree from California State University, Dominguez Hills, in Interdisciplinary Studies with a minor in Public Administration. Her role includes overseeing the overall management of Young Horizons and leading the organization in fulfilling its philosophy, mission, strategy, and annual goals and objectives. Ms. Soriano is highly knowledgeable regarding early childhood education and is very active in the community, serving on several boards. In addition to leading Young Horizons, she is a member of the Long Beach Early Childhood Education committee and serves as the Co-Chair of the Kindergarten Festival Committee. In 2012, Ms. Soriano was appointed as the Fourth District Representative to the L.A. County Child Care Planning Committee and served as Chair from 2015-2017. She is also a member of the California Child Development Administrators Association and serves as their Southern Section President. Ms. Soriano was part of the inaugural class of the Long Beach Nonprofit Partnership’s Leadership Institute in 2011-2012 and was selected as class speaker by her peers. She completed the Leadership Long Beach Institute in 2016.
Danielle Triplett, M.A.
ECE Program Director
Young Horizons’ Program Director, Danielle Triplett, holds a B.A in Child Development and an M.A in Early Childhood Education from California State University Long Beach. She has been with Young Horizons since 2002. Ms. Triplett directs and monitors the curriculum for Young Horizons’ 5 centers. Additionally, she supervises 5 site supervisors, 29 teachers and 25 teacher aides. Ms. Triplett is a member of the California Child Development Administrators Association, she is a professional growth advisor, and an ROP Advisory Committee member.
Teaching Staff and Site Supervisors
All Young Horizons teaching staff are certified by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing, and have achieved the early education training required by the Department of Education to care for and educate young children. This training includes the study of both child development and curriculum planning. Site Supervisors have also passed Adult Supervision and Administration classes and hold a Site Supervisor Permit, a requirement for administration of Child Development Programs.