Wow! What a year so far……………I am very excited to say that our amazing Summer Camp of 2021 was the most successful in my 22 years of business. The children were so happy to see old friends and make new ones. Children ages 2-8 are always welcome.
We have added many new fun and exciting features! Our new sandpit , Gardening Lesson Plan, Splash Park and more!
ALL SAFETY MEASURES have been installed and will remain, including our UV lights in our Air Conditioning system killing germs all day/night.
Individual bins, work areas and supplies for the children, sanitation stations, and so much more! Call 631-321-1008 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. We are available for private tours! Schedule a tour easily by clicking the “Schedule a Tour” link at the top right!
What’s new? Miss Midgie has re-designed her copyright curriculum now called MY KIDS Fridge for the children to learn frustration free, with the ease of handling their emotions along the way, making new friends and boosting their self esteem while being FULLY PREPARED for Kindergarten.
My Kids Fridge has been picked up by a Shark Tank, Marc Cuban backed company called Writeyboards. To see this click here: https://writeyboards.com/pages/distance-learning
The TEAM I have is amazing! Miss Colleen is the Director and I knew the moment I met her she was going to be an amazing leader and work towards the same goals as I. The staff is full of loving moms, Miss Regina and Miss Michelle have worked for Miss Midgies for 15 years and now their children work for Miss Midgies as well. We all care for each other and it shows!
5 years experience as an Early Childhood Educator. Graduated with a degree in Early Childhood Education from Dowling College with a dual certification in Special Education. Miss Colleen has been with Miss Midgie’s Preschool since 2016. Also a former paraprofessional at James E. Allen Elementary School under Western Suffolk Boces in Dix Hills.
I would like to tell you how I got my start at Miss Midgie’s.
In 2015 my son was having separation anxiety in his 4 year old Parent and Tot class and I knew I needed the professional help with easing him away from me and into a classroom setting. Thankfully my close friend had her two daughters enrolled at Miss Midgie’s at the time. I set up a tour, signed up shortly after and the rest is history. While being a parent of the school- I was eager to help out as class parent for the year. That made me extremely happy to see my son every now and then while having the opportunity to interact with the teachers and other classmates. Towards the end of that year- Miss Midge approached me with yet another opportunity to become a Teacher’s Assistant in the 4 year old class the following year. Of course I happily accepted and never looked back.
In 2017 I moved up from Assistant to Lead Teacher in the 3 year old program. My three year old classes will always hold a place in my heart. I still keep in contact with most of my students from that year.
Then again the following year- I took over as Assistant Director of the Preschool. Learning new things, interacting with all the students that come through our doors during the school year, winter break and summer camp brings me so much joy! I get to see every student, interact with them and engage with parents on a daily basis. This has been the most rewarding position in my entire career. I look forward to many, many more years to come!
My Teachers are simply the best, They are thoughtful, caring, intelligent and I couldn’t be any prouder to lead such an amazing group of ladies.
When I am not at work I enjoy spending time with my husband Joe, My Daughter Amanda who is 14 and My Son Joey who is now 10. We love to travel and attend Country Music Concerts. I am a huge Country Music fan ( New and Old ) and sports fanatic!
Thank you for allowing me to share just a small piece of my life and my journey at Miss Midgie’s Preschool.
4 year old PreK Teacher
Miss Regina has been working at Miss Midgie’s Preschool for over 10 years. She graduated with a degree in Elementary and Early Childhood Education from Hofstra University. Regina has 4 children of her own and loves working with children. Her Pre. K will prepare your child both emotionally and academically. She believes each child learns differently and we will use many different methods of teaching to make sure each child is working to his or her full potential. Your child will be learning letter sounds, pre-reading skills, math, science and social studies. Hands on interactive learning is the priority emphasizing academic and emotional growth .
Truly blessed to have Miss Erna’s Neice, Alexis, join our team. She is sweet, a real team player, patient and kind. She enjoys teaching and playing with the children.
3 & 4 Year Old Preschool Teacher
Miss Lisa is a mom of two beautiful women and she is also a grandmother. She has a Early Childhood Education Degree from Ashford University. She knows the importance of a good education. She also knows the special place in the heart for family. For the past 19 years, she has worked with preschoolers, kindergarteners and 1st graders. She believes in treating each child as if they were her own.
3 Year Old - A.M. Teacher
We are excited to say that Miss Erna has returned to our Preschool Family. She was a staff member of Miss Midgies for many years and after taking a few years off to be with her family, she has rejoined us! Welcome Back!
Miss Kayla has been part of our family as a daughter of Miss Regina (who has been a teacher of Miss Midgies Preschool for over 14 years). Miss Kayla continues to show her outstanding ability of supporting children’s emotions and helping them learn in a caring way. She also continues her college education while working.
More of Our Teachers and Assistants
Miss Michelle lives in West Babylon with her husband and 3 children. Her two oldest children attended Miss Midgies Preschool. She has 12 years of early childhood experience and has been working at Miss Midgies for 10 years. Michelle has been a West Babylon Community Youth Club Volunteer for many years. She finds her job extremely rewarding and loves to assist with the nurturing, socialization and academic growth for all children who attend Miss Midgies Preschool.
Colleen Bernstein lives in West Islip and she is a mother of three children, Robbie, 13, Kaelyn, 12 and Jessica, 10. Bachelor of Arts Degree in English from Stony Brook University She is a past committee member of the Bayview Elementary School PTA and for five years she designed the Paul J. Bellew “Birthday Board” as well as other school decorations. For the past two years she has been the Advancement Chairperson for Boy Scout Troop 95 in West Islip. Coming to work is incredibly satisfying because being a part of a child’s education is the most fulfilling experience a person could ask for. Making school a fun and enjoyable experience helps learning come more naturally to a child.
Miss Jessica has worked In the fashion industry for many years before joining the Miss Midgies Preschool Team. Miss Midge has been a family friend of Jessica’s since Jessica was a little girl. Later, Jessica’s two beautiful daughters attended Miss Midgies Preschool and now she has become a member of our team!
Miss Kayla M
Miss Midge is the Owner of Miss Midgies Preschool since 2000. She began the preschool out of her home for 5 years, then renting a store front for 11 years and now has moved into the beautiful building on Route 109 in West Babylon. Midge has 2 grown boys, author of two children’s books, Mindful Educator and Curriculum Creator. Her books help with separation anxiety as she has been interviewed many times regarding the struggles of children with anxiety. She looks forward to helping more children learn, feel confident and enjoy their early years!