Child Care Staff

staffThe Elizabeth Mascia Child Care Center is divided into eight classrooms. Our Tarrytown building contains three Toddler classrooms, three Preschool classrooms, and two classrooms dedicated to after-school programs for children from Kindergarten through fifth grade. Staff members are assigned to each classroom in accordance with required staff member-to-child ratios, as established by the New York State Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS). Each classroom is staffed with a teacher and enough assistant teachers to ensure that required ratios are maintained.

An executive director, an assistant director, and an office manager administer the programs of the Elizabeth Mascia Child Care Center. The Elizabeth Mascia Child Care Center has a proud history of maintaining loyal long-term staff members. We have a well-established and ongoing commitment to staff development and training. All staff members hired meet OCFS established experience and education requirements according to position level.

Training

Staff members must attend thirty hours of training in required content areas during each two-year licensing period. Additionally, new staff members must attend fifteen hours of training in required content areas during their initial six months of employment.

Required content areas include principles of early childhood development, nutritional needs of children, child day care program development, statutes and regulations pertaining to child care, child abuse and maltreatment identification and prevention, shaken-baby syndrome, statutes and regulations pertaining to child abuse and maltreatment, safety and security procedures, and business record maintenance and management.

 

 

 

 

 

Licensing

The New York State Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) licenses the Elizabeth Mascia Child Care Center to provide child care services. The main center is licensed to serve 28 toddlers, 49 preschoolers, and 37 school-aged children. Licenses are renewed every two years following a formal program review conducted by OCFS.

Current compliance certificates from the Westchester County Board of Health and the local fire inspectors are maintained on site.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Child Care Staff

Main Program

 

Fine, Deborah

 

 

Executive Director

Murray, Helen Assistant Director/Teacher Toddler Class
Valera, Krystal Office Manager
Acosta, Ybi Teacher After School/Camp
Bica, Taryn Assistant Teacher
Cayetano, Adriana Assistant Teacher
Duggan, Amanda Assistant Teacher
Duggan, Sharon Assistant Teacher
Erazo, M. Victoria Assistant Teacher
Ferreris, Bryma Assistant Teacher
Goldstein, Teresa Assistant Teacher
Gonzalez, Megan Teacher 4’s Class
Kemp, Michelle Assistant Teacher
Logan, Heather Assistant Teacher
Manfredy, Serena Assistant Teacher
Mora, Stephanie Assistant Teacher
Mosley, Minnie Assistant Teacher
Oliveri, Dana Assistant Teacher
Piacquando, Elissa Teacher 3’s Class
Pisapia, Emma Teacher Toddler Class
Ramirez, Lorivers Teacher Toddler Class
Ridenhour, Mary Kitchen Coordinator
Rivera, Jenna Assistant Teacher
Rosales-Acosta, Alex Assistant Teacher
Shactel, Rachel Assistant Teacher
Small, Jessica Assistant Teacher
Torchio, Stacey Teacher 3’s Class
 

UPK Program

 

Bluegrass, Elyse

 

 

 

Teacher

Cantillana, Margarita Assisstant Teacher
Gallego, Graciela Assistant Teacher
Mera, Gladys Assistant Teacher
Miller, Dana Teacher
Wallace, Paula Teacher

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