I earned an BA in English from Baruch College, a MS in Education from the College of Saint Rose, and a Post Master's Certificate in Educational Leadership from StonyBrook University, where I obtained my School Building Leader and School District Leader Certificates. My family and I have spent 7 years in the field of childcare, and I have spent 12+ years in the field of education. This journey into the growth of Eco Kids has been a dream come true. We thank you for supporting our mission!
Fun Fact: I am passionate about overall health and well being. Salads are my favorite food!
Nyarari Santeliz Preschool Lead Teacher
I am a graduate of Cornell University, where I earned a Bachelor of Arts in English. I also attended The College of Saint Rose, where I earned 28 Graduate credits in Early Childhood Education. I have taught at CEO Family Resource center, Albany Public Schools as a Building Substitute, and most recently at Circle of Friends in Delmar. Fun Fact: I love the piano!
Latanya Nelson Preschool Assistant Teacher
Tanya came to us in 2015, when we were still Eco Baby Daycare, located on 4th Street. The Charter School she worked for closed, and she knew she wanted to continue working with young children. She has extensive experience working with children of all ages, and the mentally disabled population. She loves kids and has 5 children of her own. Fun Fact: I LOVE playing Bingo!
Andrea Gansky DIRECTOR email@example.com
I graduated from The College of Saint Rose in 2010 with a Bachelor’s of Science in Early Childhood Education. I have been working in the Early Childhood Education field since 2006 and have experience with all ages of children, ranging from infants to school-aged. I started my career as an Assistant Teacher at Bethlehem Preschool while working toward my degree and became a Lead Teacher for Early Head Start soon after graduation. I have a passion for not only running a successful center, but leading and coaching staff to success as well. Fun fact: I have been a vegetarian since the age of 10!
Nell Guilbault Infant Lead Teacher
Lauryn Sterantino Infant I Assistant Teacher
I am a graduate of Averill Park High School. I have always had a passion for working with children and enjoy watching children accomplish new milestones. I have experience working with children of all ages as well as some experience working with children with disabilities. Fun Fact: I love spending time with my family camping and hiking!
Kristyn Smith Team Lead/Toddler I Lead
I have an Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education from Hudson Valley Community College. I have been working with children aged 6 weeks through 6 years in childcare centers since 2014. Fun fact: I enjoy going on hikes with my family & friends and reading in my free time!
Nancy O'Neil Toddler I Assistant Teacher
I am a graduate of Berlin Jr/Sr High School and completed some courses in Business at Mildred Elley. I have been working with children of all ages for the past 20 years, both inside and outside childcare centers. Fun Fact: In my spare time, I look for great recipes! I love to cook!
Alexandra Edmans Floater
I am a graduate of Averill Park High School and also attended both Russell Sage College and The College of Saint Rose, where I successfully completed a certificate program. I have experience at several local childcare centers including St. Vincent's, Mercy Care and Unity Sunshine Daycare. I started at Eco Baby as an intern before being hired as a Floater! Fun Fact: I love pizza and make it every Friday!
Sarah McNulty Floater
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