Kind Words

“Marilyn Ballard has impacted me in so many ways. She was instrumental in helping me become a better director and supervisor! Using the techniques…” [Read More]

Patty Connors, Director, TLC Daycare

“Marilyn’s knowledge of both child care and people has been invaluable to us. Her coaching style is full of passion and enthusiasm. In all her years of study Marilyn has so many contacts and influence…” [Read More]

Christy Iraci & Carmel Catalano, Owners/Directors, Colvin Brighton Daycare

“Marilyn Ballard is truly an amazing mentor and trainer. She has worked with my center, Smarty Pants Childcare, since we opened in 2012…” [Read More]

Erica Donato, Owner/Director, Smarty Pants Childcare

“Marilyn delivers her objective with high energy, but most importantly passion about the profession. She leaves you reflecting about your practice”

Ms. Michelle Friedel, M.S. Ed.Early Childhood Education Instructor.
Ulster County BOCES Career and Technical Center, Port Ewen, NY

“You have to have a big heart to work as a teacher in Early Childhood Education but you have to have an even bigger heart to train ECE Teachers. Marilyn Ballard’s commitment and passion is extremely…” [Read More]

Springville Academy Head Start (After a Pyramid Training)

“Marilyn actively engaged our skilled professionals in a very interactive and practical facilitation skills seminar that addressed adult learning, the differences between a… [Read More]

Bernice Rivera(After a TOT on Conducting Effective Trainings) Education & Learning Trust (ELT) Seminar Coordinator

“I have had the pleasure of working with Miss Marilyn for over a year completing 1:1 New Director coaching. Miss Marilyn is a statewide respected early childhood specialist…” [Read More]

Cheri Nowicki, Director, Skies the Limit

“When I coach I always try to get caregivers to develop their own strategies, but I usually think of what they are developing strategies for. This training helped me to see the value of asking caregivers…” [Read More]

Beth Faulkner, Chautauqua Opportunities (After attending “Effective Coaching” Training)

“Marilyn has a true gift as a mentor. She actively listens to you; she asks questions that help you get below the surface to discover the real challenges and questions you need to be asking. Then when you have to face those challenges…” [Read More]

Priscilla Maddock, Past Co- Director, Westminster Daycare