meet the experts



patrice darby

Founder/CEO, Childcare Expert

With over a decade of childcare experience, Patrice Darby is committed to helping families develop more balanced lives by merging childcare with technology. Her pursuit began as an assistant preschool teacher and continued beyond college as she earned her BA in Education. Patrice has operated in numerous leadership roles including: assistant preschool teacher, assistant director, camp counselor, youth director, program director, nanny, and soccer coach throughout Illinois and Michigan.


Darice Darby, MA, TLLP

Childcare Expert, Recruitment

Darice Darby is a licensed psychologist committed to improving the lives of children and adolescents. Her background includes over 15 years’ working with children and families in the childcare sector. Darice received a Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education and Psychology and went on to obtain her Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from Western Michigan University. She expanded her career by working with at risk youth, juvenile delinquents and juvenile sex offenders in a residential placement setting. It was while working as a Multisystemic (MST) Therapist Darice observed firsthand the struggle of families attempting to juggle life along with the high demands of raising adolescents.


Patricia Darby

Childcare Expert, Recruitment

Patricia Darby owned and directed Tender Loving Child Day Care Inc. in Detroit Michigan for over 25, which she started as a licensed home daycare center that flourished into a full-blown licensed childcare center. She also founded an after school program, summer camp program, and established the first Detroit inner city youth soccer league. Throughout her years of providing quality childcare for over 300 Metro Detroit families along with investing her time in building the community; she remained faithful to her motto "loving the whole child.” Patricia Darby holds a BA in Early Childhood Development. Her outstanding achievement in providing quality childcare was recognized by Detroit News as one of Detroit’s successful small businesses. Patricia Darby is a firm believer that ensuring the safety and well-being of a child should be the highest priority.