Our Fantastic Teachers
A NOTE FROM the owner:
Wow! What a year so far……………
I am very excited to say that Summer Camp HAS OPENED! The children are so happy to see old friends and make new ones.
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!
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.
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. Experienced working with Elementary students as well as Preschool age children. She also enjoys spending time reading, exercising, and spending time with my husband and two children- Amanda who is 10 and Joey who is 6. Joey had attended Miss Midgies Preschool, which made it all possible for her to work here. I love traveling with my family as well as learning new and exciting things! My philosophy for learning is that each child is unique, and each child learns in a different way. One of my jobs as a teacher is to help your child discover his or her individuality and work alongside with them to maximize it. I believe in hands-on experiences, learning creatively and learning through play.
3 & 4 Year Old Teacher
Miss Kim has joined our team as of 2019 but has been an active participant of Miss Midgies Preschool for many years. She started out as a “mom” of the preschool and also stole the hearts of the staff with her unique and crafty ideas as well as her expertise in education.
2 and 4 year old 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 .
2 and 4 Year Old Teacher
Miss Marisa is a West Babylon Alumni who continues her Early Childhood Education at SUNY Old Westbury majoring in Special Education. She adds a flare to our curriculum with fun songs and unique ideas.
2 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.
Our Teachers’ 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 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.
Miss Jessica will be a two year old classroom assistant working alongside Miss Lisa. 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!
Director of Marketing Operations
After 28 years of operating his own school business, Mister Gregg joined Miss Midgie’s as the Director of Marketing Operations at Miss Midgie’s Preschool.
Gregg adds management skills to our preschool events, implements and oversees creative ideas for local charities, supports community events and management skills.
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!