Vice President for Early Childhood Programs
As vice president of Early Childhood Programs, Moria Cappio leads a dedicated group of teachers, family workers and support staff toward keeping the Children’s Aid promise that all of our 1,000 children, ages 0 – 5, will be ready to be successful when they enter kindergarten. At a time when more and more attention is being placed on early childhood education, Moria is committed to improving and growing Children’s Aid’s quality programming.
Moria first joined Children’s Aid in 2006 as the Head Start Director at our East Harlem Center. She then led an ARRA-funded Early Head Start expansion across Washington Heights and East Harlem. In 2012, Moria oversaw historic growth when, during ACS’s EarlyLearn competition, the division nearly doubled, going from 600 to over 1,000 children and families in 48 preschool classrooms across NYC’s neediest neighborhoods.
Prior to joining The Children’s Aid Society, Moria was a New York City public elementary school teacher at P.S. 7 in East Harlem. She holds both elementary and special education teaching certifications. A proud graduate of Boston College and Harvard University, Moria is a steadfast advocate for the youngest children served by Children’s Aid.