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Sheila Gooden

FCCH Project Manager

Phone #: (828)

My name is Sheila Gooden, and it is my pleasure to serve as the Family Child Care Home Project Manager, based out of the Southwestern Child Development Commission. I obtained my Bachelor of Arts Degree in Child and Family Intervention from Lenoir Rhyne University in Hickory, North Carolina.


My expertise in understanding the operations of Early Childhood Businesses, has evolved during my 21-year tenure from classroom instruction, profit and not for profit administration roles in multiple states, to my most recent role focusing on licensing, regulations, providing technical support and professional development. Regardless of whatever position or title I held, my desire and dedication has and will always be to support those providing care to children and families.


I am blessed to be the wife of Keith Gooden and the mother of five amazing children, Tori (21), Thomas (19), Carin (17), Brock (15), and Samantha (12).  With over two decades of parenting and service to children and families, I personally value the importance of quality care and education. I am looking forward to collaborating with Child Care Resource and Referral, the NC Division of Child Development and Early Education, and especially Family Child Care Homes.