Educational Director
  • NY Board of Education Certified Teacher
  • NY Special Education Certified Teacher
  • Master Degree in Early Childhood Education
  • Master Degree in Special Education

I am a professional Early Childhood Educator with over twenty years of experience . From an educator standpoint, the joy I receive in hearing the laughter, constant questions and outlandish stories conjured up by the heartfelt, vivid imagination of children is the most honest reward and gift any child can give. Having the privilege of being part of the educational growth and development of children is rewarding and wonderful.

PRE-K Lead Teacher

I am happy to be on board at Cheer-N-Grow and it is with great pleasure teaching and taking care of your child. Here is a little about myself. I am a caring, honest, patient and loving person. I love taking care of children, it has always been my dream to work with children. I don't see your children as a job but as a passion to take care and teach.

My experience working with young children, providing care and assistance, has given me the knowledge and skills applicable for the duties necessary in my role.   Working with your child will allow me to demonstrate my true inner warmth and love for these children, guiding them in the development of their social and cognitive abilities. These tender ages are vital for a person's upbringing when it comes to discipline, and learning what is wrong and what is right.   I graduated with my Bachelor of Arts in Sociology with a minor in Early Childhood Education at Lehman College. During the pursuit of this degree, I was exposed to various situations wherein my organizational skills were put to test. I also had to balance multiple projects at once in short amounts of time. My integrity, interpersonal skills, and ability to cope in stressful situations allow me to efficiently carry through with assigned responsibilities. I assure you that I will do my best in taking care of your child and making them feel comfortable.

Educational Background:

  • Bachelor of Arts in Sociology at Lehman College
  • Minor in Early Childhood Education at Lehman College
PRE-K Assistant

As a teaching assistant I am supporting teacher and help children with their educational and social development, both in and out of the classroom. Through my years of education and work as a teaching assistant, I have developed a repertoire of skills I have found are imperative when working with people and children.

I feel that I am:

  • Possess open-mindedness and a desire to meet and learn from new people.
  • Can think on my feet without constant guidance and direction.
  • I'm spontaneous and creative- an energetic playmate.
  • Remain calm under pressure and possess enormous amounts of patience.
  • Have a great sense of humor and am flexible in nature.
  • Can communicate effectively on any level, especially in relative to infants and children.

Green Room Lead Teacher

Working in the field of early childhood education is a huge responsibility. As a preschool teacher, you have the ability to influence a young child during one of the most critical learning periods of their life.

We understand that above all else learning must be fun. We design our daily lesson plans with fun in mind. Through our daily projects, children can express themselves freely through activities such as movement, music, art, dramatic play, and individual choice. Children will learn about the world and the differences among cultures through science, social studies, and language arts.

Educational Background:

  • B.A in Early Childhood Education
  • NY Board of Education Certified Teache
  • 10+ years experience in Early Childhood Education
Green Room Assistant

Teacher assistants have the opportunity to really make an impact on the lives of kids because i spend so much time with them. For this reason, teacher assistants can be very influential to children sometimes in ways that the teacher cannot.

One of our objectives is to teach the children how to express themselves and their feelings using words not actions. Cooperation, teamwork, and problem solving are important skills to develop at this age. Another objective is to treat each child as an individual. We want the children to feel as though we respect their individual needs and assure them that they are respected and loved.

Mrs. Cynthia
PRE-K Lead Teacher

I love working with young children. I have spent the past three years teaching preschoolers. As an educator I intend to foster an innovative and welcoming learning environment for all students to achieve their highest potential across all learning domains. I believe all children can learn when presented with engaging and numerous learning opportunities. I am excited about working with you and your child and look forward to making this a great school year. We are partners in your child’s education.

Below you will find some of the skills focused on in Pre K:

  • Reading Readiness: listening to and following directions, left to right progression when reading and writing, letter identification, and letter sounds;
  • Math Concepts: patterning, sorting, one to one correspondence, greater than/less than, shapes, size sequencing, number recognition, number writing, simple addition and subtraction;
  • Fine Motor Skills: manipulating small objects, tracing, painting, coloring, pencil grip, correct letter formation (writing), and cutting;
  • Science: cooking, measuring, weighing, simple experiments and trying to predict the outcomes, open exploration;
  • Awareness of self: respect of self and others as well as our school community, waiting one's turn to speak and play, and completing daily tasks.

   Educational Background:
  • B.A in Speech Language Pathology & Audiology with a minor in Early Childhood Education
  • I am currently working towards my masters in Early Childhood Education.
  • 5+ years experience in Early Childhood Education
PRE-K Assistant

I love teaching pre-kindergarten! My mission as a teacher is to help children discover the joy of learning, and to help each child develop a strong belief in his or her own ability. I want them to do their best and to have a sense of pride in doing their personal best. It is also of primary importance to me that my students appreciate and respect other peoples' differences.

Over the years, I have taken many hours of professional development in order to be prepared to meet each child's needs. Together we can make this year the best year possible for your child. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to call or come up for a scheduled conference.

Yellow Room Lead Teacher

I am very excited to be your child's teacher and look forward to an enriching and rewarding school year. So many great things will happen in our class! Our objectives this year are to help better prepare your child for kindergarten emotionally, socially, and academically in a positive and nurturing environment.

Pre K:

  • Pre-K is a critical and irreplaceable foundation for our city’s young learners, and is the beginning of their educational relationship with the NYCDOE.
  • Our children and their families will benefit from smooth transitions between pre-K and Kindergarten, and the NYCDOE can continue to build on the quality foundations for learning and development established in the pre-K year.

    Educational Background:
  • BA in Early Childhood Education
  • 10+ years experience in Early Childhood Education
Yellow Room Assistant

I love teaching pre-kindergarten! My mission as a teacher is to help children discover the joy of learning, and to help each child develop a strong belief in his or her own ability. I want them to do their best and to have a sense of pride in doing their personal best. It is also of primary importance to me that my students appreciate and respect other peoples' differences.

Children are children, no matter what their level of special needs. Each child is different.. A child may not have an identified disability, but he or she may still struggle with understanding the learning environment. A child may need more intellectual challenges than the current environment provides. We can offer professional development and resources that are geared toward helping children with specific challenges in the environment.

  • Address:
  • Cheer-n-Grow Learning Academy
  • 1926 Cross Bronx Expwy
  • Bronx, NY 10472
  • Contact us:
  • Phone:   1.718.684.3100
  • Fax:         1.201.336.9085
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