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Our faculty and administration have exceptional academic backgrounds in early childhood education and years of experience in the classroom supporting a rich play-based curriculum that prepares children for life-long learning.




Patricia Pell, Interim Director.  A.B., Speech/Theatre; English & Education. Indiana University. New York State Permanent Teacher Certification, Nursery-6.

Tamara Troadec, Assistant Director. B.A., Liberal Arts/Writing, Carnegie Mellon University, M.A., Early Childhood Education, Goddard College; M.F.A., Writing, Columbia University.

Rhonda Pringle, Office Manager.

Sara Seiden, Director Emerita. Ed.M., Teachers College, Columbia University.



Aastha B.A., Psychology, Manhattanville College. Fluent in Nepali.

Alice B.S., General and ECE Special Education, New York University; Ed.M., Education, Infant, and Family Development and Early Intervention/Early Childhood Special Education, Bank Street College of Education. New York State teaching certification. Fluent in Cantonese.

Alina  B.A., Early Childhood Education and Child Psychology, Armenian Pedagogical Institute. Fluent in Armenian and Russian.

Ananta B.A., Tribhuban University; C.D.A., Columbia University. Fluent in Nepali, Hindi, and Urdu.

Claudia B.A., Psychology, Lehman College; M.S.Ed., Early Childhood Education, Bilingual Extension, Lehman College. New York State teaching certification. Fluent in Spanish.

Crystal AA, Liberal Arts and B.S., Early Childhood Education, Bronx Community College.
Diana C. B.A., Sociology, Trinity College. Ed.M., Early Childhood Education, Bank Street College of Education.

Diana J. B.A.,  Art History, Dickinson College.

Eunice  B.A., Music, Sao Paolo State University, Brazil. M.S.Ed., Early Childhood Education, Special Education extension, City College. Fluent in Portuguese and Spanish.
Kathy B.S., Early Childhood Education, City College. Fluent in Spanish.

Lisa  B.A., Psychology, Roger Williams University; Ed.M., Infant and Family Development/Early Intervention, Bank Street College of Education; M.S, Social Work, Hunter College.
Margaret C.D.A., Bank Street College of Education.
Marielle M.S., Educational Sciences and Orthopedagogy, Univerity of Amsterdam. Fluent in Dutch.
Michelle B.F.A., Dance, and M.A., Leadership in Education, New York University. Fluent in Korean.

Natalia  B.A., Psychology, Manhattan College. MSEd, Early Childhood Education, Hunter College.
Olga  M.A., Early Childhood and Special Education, New York University. M.A., Sociology, Tyumen State University, Russia. New York State teaching certification. Fluent in Russian and Ukrainian.
Pico  B.F.A., University of Michigan; Ed.M., Early Childhood Education, Bank Street College of Education.

Visiting Teachers
Owen and Bridget Johnston, Music

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