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Dr. Melanie Thomas-Price

CEO/Administrator of A Leap of Faith Child Development Center, Inc.


Melanie Thomas-Price was passionate about positively impacting the lives of children at a early age. She understood the correlation between quality early-care and academic success in later stages of education.  

Early in her career she was employed at the DuPont Co. for ten years. She attended Delaware State University and Wilmington University.  She has earned a bachelors degree in Behavioral Science and a Masters in Elementary Education.   Melanie has served as a Regular and Special Education teacher in the Delaware public school system.  Prior to teaching she has worked for the State of Delaware’s K-3 Early Prevention Unit as a Family Crisis Therapist.  Melanie has a Biblical Counseling Doctoral Degree from Friends International Christian University. She is the published ​Author of, You Can Choose to be Happy: Train Yourself to Re-frame your Mindset.  Melanie is currently CEO/Administrator of A Leap of Faith Child Development Center, Inc. A Leap of Faith, INC Childcare Center located in the city Wilmington, De. and the First Lady at Church of Redemption, Wilmington, DE.  One of her greatest accomplishments was being awarded the SBA’s 2016 Minority Business Owner of the Year!

Melanie became a published Author.  Author of You Can Choose to be Happy: Train Yourself to Re-frame your Mindset.


Daphney Walker

Daphney Walker is married with three children and four grandchildren and a native from the beautiful country of Jamaica. She taught elementary school children from K-6 in Jamaica for over 15 years. She also taught young adults in areas such as reading, mathematics, science, and english language. She then migrated to the United States in 2002 and worked as an early childhood teacher in Delaware for 5 years, teaching children from ages 6 weeks to 12 years of age and a director for 10 years. She had been with A leap of Faith CDC since March 2012. She has 30 years as an educator, working with children and young adults in a variety of professional capacities both in the public and private sector.

She earned her teaching degree from Bethlehem Moravian College in Malvern, Jamaica, she also obtained Master’s Degree in Psychology with concentration in Behavior Management and a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services Management from the University of Phoenix.

Daphney say her mission is to continue to work with children and families to help equip them with life skills that will enable them to function effectively in their environment.


Ann Marie Forde-Williams

Ann is a wife, mother and grandmother.

She is native from beautiful country of Trinidad where she worked in the business industry.

She migrated to the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 2000 and worked as a Para-professional with the Philadelphia School District.

She attended The Community College of Philadelphia and received her Associate of Applied Science in Early Childhood Care and Education. She later attended Springfield College and graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelors Degree in Human Services.

I have been living in Delaware for eleven years and working as an Administrator for all eleven of those years.

Ann says she is proudly fulfilling her goal of working with children in an urban setting.

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