Meet The Director

My name is Zeenat Jeewani and I am from London, England. I attended London Metropolitan University. I am the mother of four children and happily married for 10 years. I started my career in Early Childhood Education back in 2004. I came to Dar-Lings Learning Center with a wide range of experience in children and youth programs including a director of special need programs and summer camps, lead teacher in early childhood education (toddler-kindergarten), youth programs, nursery teacher, and more.

My philosophy on Early Childhood Education is the earlier children are exposed to learning, the better they will be able to solve problems. I strive to create a learning atmosphere full of smiles and fun in a classroom. I believe in being a kid with a kid and helping them thrive for better. My favorite thing about teaching is to be a part of a child’s life journey and I love to see their face light up when they discover new things. I feel blessed and thankful for the opportunity to serve as the School Director for the children and families at Dar-Lings Learning Center.

Meet the Assistant Director


Hi, my name is Risha, I was born in Karachi Pakistan. I moved to Dallas, Texas at a very young age. I have a passion to make a difference in the lives of children and adults. I’m currently in school studying Health Care Management and one-day hope to become a dietician and start my own thing. My goal is to inspire children to attain whatever goals they may have. I enjoy spending my time with all the kids especially that attend darling learning center.


Our Teachers

  • Well trained, loving teachers
  • Experienced and well selected
  • First Aid and CPR certified
  • Continued certified training of childcare education
  • Thorough background screenings
  • Professional, dedicated and spiritually aware
  • Strives to make a difference in each and every child’s life








Toddler Teacher & Curriculum Director


Hi, my name is Leatrice Hickman and I’m very excited to be a teacher at Dar-Lings Learning Center. I have taught and worked with children for over 5 years. I always enjoyed helping others learn and grow. I studied Child Development at Brookhaven College. I have attended many trainings and courses in which I received my Child Development Associate. When I’m not teaching, I enjoy spending time with my daughters, baking & cooking, and traveling different areas of the world!








Lead Infant Teacher


Hi! My name is Kimberly Ontiveros, wife and mother of three children. I am from Dallas, Texas and attended Brookhaven College for higher education. I am passionate about teaching children to succeed in life. I have worked with elementary children in an afterschool program and have cared for many young children. One of my strongest gifts is patience, which allows me to be an exceptional teacher.



Preschool Teacher


I am Ms. Mukti the preschool teacher at Dar-Lings Learning Center. I have been here for 8 years and love this school! I am an energetic, fun loving and passionate teacher. I love to keep the kids involved in group activities and provide enhancements to our curriculum with my creativity. For fun I enjoy arts and craft, sewing, and spending time with my family. 







Infant/Toddler Teacher


Hi! I am Donna Daniel. Born in Cisco, Texas. I am a mother of two daughters and have grand-children! Attended TCJC for two years and I received my Child Development Associate specialized in Infant and Toddlers. I began my career in Early Childhood Education in 1981. I believe that every child is unique and should be taught and cared for as an individual. In my classroom I always strive to keep it clean, safe, and a happy place for the children to learn and grow.


Meet Ms Monica

I am Monica Dworshak and I am married to the love of my life. We have a 5 year old son and will soon have a daughter. I graduated from Texas Woman's University with a Bachelors of Applied Science in Kinesiology.  I love teaching and creating art with toddlers. Seeing their faces light up when they learn something new brings me great joy.


Preschool I Teacher


Hello, I’m Jasmine Walker from Dallas, Texas. I am a mother of three beautiful children. I began bringing my children to Dar-Lings and fell in love with the teachers and their passion for the little ones. I am excited to share that equal love for children each day in my classroom. I want to make sure I have a positive impact on the children and make learning fun!



Meet Ms Syeeda

Our Infant and 1 Year old Teacher










About the Medical Director

Farah Naz is a board certified pediatrician in private practice in Carrollton since 2001. She is on staff at Baylor Medical Center of Carrollton (formerly Trinity Medical Center) and Presbyterian Hospital of Plano.

She did her internship at University Of Missouri-Columbia and completed her residency at Atlantic Health System, New Jersey. She worked as a Pediatrics ER physician for almost 2 years before moving to Plano. Since then she is settled in Plano with her husband and 2 children.

Her primary interest is DEVELOPMENTAL PEDIATRICS, including speech, gross and fine motor, behavior and learning disabilities. She has a courteous and qualified team who are dedicated to provide quality care to OUR little ones. We have same day appointments for any acute sickness and within 1-2 weeks for well exams. Waiting time is kept to a minimum, and we do our best to satisfy our client’s needs.

We welcome our patients from 8AM to 5PM, Mon-Thurs and 8AM until 3pm on Fridays.

Our entire team strives to provide quality and efficient pediatrics care in a loving and friendly environment.


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