Denise Dowell

CSEA - Director Early Learning and Care Programs

Denise Dowell currently directs the Civil Service Employees Union’s (CSEA) Early Learning and Care Programs. She brings more than 20 years experience in early childhood education a family child care provider, classroom teacher, center director, educator, and advocate. In 1998, she co-founded the Philadelphia Worthy Wage Campaign, the United Child Care Union, and the Philadelphia Area Jobs with Justice Coalition. As Coordinator of Child Care Providers Together, a project of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), she provided support and technical assistance to AFSCME affiliates and Child Care Providers United, a new union for family child care providers in Pennsylvania and California.