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Susan has been a pediatric Occupational Therapist for 18 years. She is also a certified Yoga instructor specializing in working with children of all ages and ability levels. Susan has advanced training in working with children with delays ranging from mild to medically complex disorders. She has completed numerous continuing education courses and workshops. She has also worked in a variety of settings such as home & center-based care, school-based services and sensory integration clinics. As the mother of a beautiful daughter, she has an understanding of the joys and struggles of parenthood and the hope that your child be the best they can be. Susan is passionate about working with children and their families to develop strategies to meet their needs and to maximize the child's potential in every aspect of daily living. Susan loves to engage children in a fun, playful way and is a natural at doing so! Her warm heart and optimistic personality helps contribute to her professionalism when working with children and their families.

Susan Quintin

Susan Quintin

OTR/L, Yoga Instructor

Melissa

Dr. Melissa Aspuru-Rovner,

PT, DPT, MS

Melissa has been a pediatric Physical Therapist for 18 years. She has dedicated her years of practice to working with infants, toddlers and adolescents within their homes, outpatient clinics and school settings. She has advanced training & a certification in Early Intervention. She also has advanced training & experience in working with children with delays ranging from mild to medically complex. Her certification, training & experience are a testament to her tireless pursuit of excellence in the field of pediatrics. She has a passion for helping others, especially children & their families. Melissa is a mother to an amazing boy! She enjoys exploring nature, hiking, traveling and enjoying a good meal with her family & closest friends. Melissa mostly enjoys seeing the world through the eyes of the children around her!

Vission

All students are entitled to a high-quality early education program in a safe and nurturing environment, characterized by high levels of positive adult-child interactions to ensure the social and academic success of every child who attends our program.

Philosophy

Our philosophy is to provide an academically challenging curriculum through developmentally appropriate practices for young children. By supporting children to understand themselves as active learners and to gain collaborative skills through working with peers, we develop critical thinkers who are intellectually curious and socially responsible.

Mission : To promote the development of the whole child by:

  • Developing a positive and healthy self-image through understanding and respecting individual differences.
  • Promoting curiosity and interests in their world to enjoy the process of learning.
  • Helping the child master effective communication skills through an open environment that encourages self-expression and group discussion.
  • Establish sanitary health habits.
  • Fostering the unique creativity in each child by actively encouraging various forms of creativity.
  • Facilitating learning about the world through science experiments, literature, field trips and hands-on projects.

MunchKIDS Preschool Program will focus on a STEAM-based curriculum. “STEAM is an
an educational approach to learning that uses Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and
Mathematics as access points for guiding student inquiry, dialogue, and critical thinking.”

Teachers will plan lessons based on themes and incorporate the STEAM curriculum to teach that
lesson. Students will focus on sight words and phonics as well. The classroom will consist of
various centers where students will play and learn.

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Elizabeth

Staff

Hello, my name is Elizabeth, but everybody calls me Liz. I have been working in childcare for 6-7 years now. I am currently attending Nassau Community College, and in Spring of 2021 will be attending SUNY Old Westbury to finish my degree in Early Childhood Education and Psychology. I also coach soccer to kids ages 2-18. I have coached various other sports and currently teach at my dance studio where I danced competitively since the age of 9. Working with children brings me nothing but happiness and I love that I get to make an impact in their lives.