Executive Director: Alice Eger joined Opportunity in September 2008, bringing a passion for children and education to her position. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in economics and a minor in psychology. Additionally, she holds a masters degree in Education with a concentration on curriculum and instruction. Her credentials include a National CDA and advanced Florida Director’s credential. Prior to joining Opportunity, “Miss Ali” spent the previous six years as the Director of Early Childhood Education in a Palm Beach Gardens preschool. She is an active member of NAEYC (National Association for the Education of Young Children), ASCD (Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development), CDEA (Child Development Education Alliance), the Association for Early Learning Leaders, Palm Beach County Director’s Community of Practice, and is currently on the Board of Directors of the AEYC of the Palm Beaches serving as treasurer. Her experience with curriculum development, accreditation, quality improvement, child development, teacher training, and instructional, motivational, and implementation strategies brings a new vision to the educational programming offered at Opportunity and places Opportunity at the cutting edge of early childhood theories and practices. Mrs. Eger was raised in Illinois and moved to Palm Beach County from Indiana in 1985 and is married with one son. She has focused her passion on bringing Opportunity to the top of quality Palm Beach County preschools.
Program Director: Karin Carucci brings more than 20 years of experience to her role as Program Director at Opportunity Early Childhood Education & Family Center. Karin believes inspiring confidence and building self-esteem at an early age propels children to achieve success. Karin holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Education with a concentration in Special Education from Wagner College. She has also attained an Advanced Level Director’s Credential with a VPK endorsement and is a Florida Certified Teacher (age 3 through grade 3).
Karin joined Opportunity in November 2016 to pursue her passion to make a positive impact in the lives of all children. She is originally from New York, and has called South Florida home since 2003. Karin is married with four wonderful children.
Finance and Operations Director: Nikki joined Opportunity in August 2016 to pursue her passion for serving others, especially children. Before coming to Opportunity, Nikki worked at The Breakers and served as Director of Operations for Leadership Palm Beach County. Nikki studied Organizational Business Management at Palm Beach Atlantic University, where she was inducted into Phi Etna Sigma National Honor Society. She has worked with numerous child-focused charities, including Connor Moran Children’s Cancer Foundation, Brianna Cooper Heavenly Smiles, Autism Speaks, Project Citizen, Vitas Hospice and St. Jude’s. She is also a member of the National Association of Professional Women and an active volunteer at her church. Nikki is happily married and has two sons.