My name is Theresa Monforte-Caraballo and I am the Executive Director of Grandma’s Love, Inc., a local nonprofit in Bay Ridge that serves many communities. As a mother, grandmother and former educator I understand how important early learning is to the development of t...

03.15.2019

When trying to choose the best learning environment for a child’s first experience at school, it is so important to choose the right one.  As parents, it is natural to stress the decision for the beginning of our 4 year old's school journey.  Will they be safe? Will th...

11.30.2018

Hello!  My name is Teresa Cashman.  I am a Registered Nurse, and proud to be a part of the Pre K team!  I am a third generation nurse: my mother and my mother’s mother were both nurses.  I suppose you can say nursing, and taking care of people, is my family business....

08.31.2018

It seems like only yesterday when I transitioned from my small hometown in Pennsylvania to Brooklyn, New York. Before I knew it, I had landed an amazing job at PS 180 as second grade teacher working in a collaborative team teaching classroom. District 20 became my new...

05.07.2018

Hello, my name is Stephan Gilliam.  I am the Fireman handling maintenance at the Z011 Pre-K center located at 1258 65th Street.  I was born in Brooklyn and raised in Southern California. I returned to live in New York to be with family after the devastation of 9/11....

04.12.2018

Over the course of the past fifteen years, I’ve had the pleasure of teaching Pre-K and gaining insightful viewpoints directly from children. I believe all children are individuals who bring a unique combination of needs and abilities to the classroom. Three years ago,...

03.26.2018

I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself.  My name is Annette Lucre and I am the Gross Dramatic Movement cluster teacher for District 20 Pre-K center Z067.  I’m assigned a different class every day and my sessions are 50 minutes long.

I hold a Prof...

How does a devoted parent provide her children with a well-rounded, quality education without sacrificing quality of life? That question is reflective of the universal struggle of the 21st century parent, and it’s the question I asked myself as I compiled a list of pre...

As a mom, I want my children to be happy. Happy with me and happy without me by their side. Their great big smiles bring them good thoughts and that follows by happy experiences. That is what the Pre-K Center at Bay 11th street is all about. I truly need to admit that...

10.24.2017

Becoming a teacher is far more than a job or a career. It is about being a role model and a friend. It is about having the honor to inspire the minds of those children sitting in your classroom on a daily basis. It is about igniting the flame of curiosity and the conti...

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