Daria Best, LCSW, MS.Ed

Daria, a LCSW and Ms.Ed, is the proud child of immigrant parents and a Brooklyn native who serves as a leader, advocate and social change agent in infant mental health and child welfare. With a Masters in Social Work from Silberman School of Social Work (formerly Hunter College School of Social Work) and a Masters in Education from Bank Street College of Education for Infant & Family Development and Early Intervention, Daria takes tremendous pride in being a Clinical Social Worker. Daria has worked in various realms of social work, from adult inpatient psychiatry to establishing programs to support young children and families impacted by the child welfare system. In 2017, Daria joined the Early Childhood Team at the Jewish Board, where she serves as the Director of the Brownsville Child Development Center in Brooklyn, leading a team that engages local providers, community members and early childhood professionals in meeting the social-emotional and developmental needs of young children under the age of 5 in underserved communities. Daria joined the Board of New Yor Zero-to-Three in 2019.