Hello, my name is Joyce Shenloogian and I will be one of your child’s teachers.
I have worked at Pre-school Playhouse / Funland for four years. I attended Montclair collage and have a B.A. degree in Elementary Education. I love children because their eyes are always open to wonderment. I enjoy the delight that they experience when they learn something new. I’ve always had an inner “mothering” built in and am looking forward to the new school year. I am looking forward to the start of school.
In the first several weeks I will be focusing on school routines and new and happy lessons. We will discuss summer vacations and what they enjoyed and the introducing the approach of fall. Most of all, we will cuddle, reassure and nurture.
Hello, my name is Shari Tasaro,
I am one of your child’s teachers. I have worked at Pre-School Playhouse /Funland for 15years! I attended Dominican College and have a B.S. Degree in Elementary Education.
I love children because they are the most precious gift we can receive. And, with that gift I have the joy to love, nurture and protect them. They make me smile when they accomplish something new and make me laugh when they are being silly.
I am looking forward to the start of school where we will be focusing on adjusting to school, having the children get to know each other, and establishing a class spirit and friendships.
Hello, my name is Chris Ippolito,
I have worked at Pre-School Playhouse / Funland for 31 years. I have been a three year old and a 4 year old teacher as well as the kindergarten teacher for the past 25 years.
I attended St. Thomas Aquinas College in Sparkill, NY and received a masters degree in Elementary Education with a reading specialist degree.
I love working with kindergarten age children. One of the main things I love about this position is to see their individual growth throughout the school year.
I am looking forward to the start of this upcoming school year.
Hello, my name is Elizabeth Regina.
I have worked at Preschool Playhouse/Funland for the past 7 years as a four year-old teacher. I have a B.S. degree in education from SUNY Oneonta, and a Master’s degree in reading from Long Island University. I love teaching the four year-olds and getting them ready to start kindergarten.
We not only focus on academics, but also their social and emotional well-being. We learn our numbers, letters and concepts from all subject areas. We learn how to sit for a lesson and raise our hands. But most of all we learn that school is fun and learning is exciting.
I look forward to getting to know your child and to forming a partnership with you to help your child soar!
Hello, My name is Colleen Healey
I will be one of your child’s teachers this year. I have worked at Pre-School Playhouse/ Funland for 8 years as an assistant in the 3 year old classroom. I graduated from St. Thomas Aquinas College in Sparkill, NY with a B.A. in Communications. I have worked with children for many years prior to coming to Pre-School Playhouse. I have 3 children ages 18, 15 and 10. When my children were born, I electively gave up my career as a retail manager which I had been doing for 12 years so I could be home to care for my children. I ran a day care in my home for 6 years when my children were small which allowed me to be there for my children as they were growing.
I have a great job. I especially love being in the 3 year old class because for many of the children I am their first teacher. It gives me great pleasure to see how much the children in my class grow and learn throughout the year. Nothing makes me happier than seeing the growth in these children throughout the year.
I am looking forward to a great year. In the beginning weeks we will work on helping the children as they adjust to being away from Mom and Dad and help them adapt to an environment other than home. The children will learn about each other, develop lasting friendships as well as learn how to work together as a class with rules and respect that will better prepare them for their many school years ahead. We will have such a fun year and I can’t wait for it to begin!