Maturity Works: Delores Harp

Delores Harp has extensive child care experience, helping raise her 10 brothers and sisters and four children of her own.

After completing her GED, Delores learned about MaturityWorks, though she had doubts about starting college at 56.

It was a serious commitment, 10 months of studying 2 days a week at Housatonic Community College and 3 days of interning at ABCD’s child care center. Delores met all challenges and completed the Child Development Associate (CDA) program in October 2011.

She was hired by ABCD as a full-time employee and hopes to continue earning credits toward her Associate’s Degree, eventually to establishing her own daycare center.

“MaturityWorks is a good program. Tell anybody who thinks they cannot get anywhere after the age of 55, just look at me! They helped me realize my dreams.”

Delores Harp