West / Central

Benton, Big Stone, Chippewa, Cottonwood, Jackson, Kandiyohi, Lac qui Parle, Lincoln, Lyon, McLeod, Meeker, Murray, Nobles, Pipestone, Redwood, Renville, Rock, Sherburne, Stearns, Swift, Wright, and Yellow Medicine.

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Darala Loch

West/Central Parent Aware Recruiter

I have been in the early childhood field for 25 years, earning my bachelor’s degree in Child Development from Concordia University, St. Paul. I started my early childhood career as a family child care provider, providing care in my home to for 21 years. I then became a Parent Aware Quality Coach and most recently took on the role of Parent Aware Recruiter for the West/Central District.

What I love about Parent Aware is how it aligns with my passion for all children and families to have access to high-quality care and education in the communities they live in. As a Parent Aware Recruiter, increasing this access so children are better prepared for school and life is important to me. If you are a provider wanting to know more about Parent Aware and the resources and supports available to you, I would love to help!