of Nyack

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Beginnings Program
(for 2 year old children)


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Shanaz Shaheen received her teaching certification for primary aged children (2 - 7 years) from the Association Montessori International in Sri Lanka, where she subsequently worked at the Crescent and the Melbourne International schools. After immigrating to the USA, Shanaz became interested in our youngest students and attended the Center for Montessori Teacher Education at New Rochelle, where she obtained comprehensive specialized training for dealing with toddlers. In 2010 the staff threw a "red, white, and  blue" party for Shanaz to celebrate her becoming a United States citizen! With more than 10 years at the Montessori Center of Nyack, Shanaz still finds herself very excited about returning to work with a new group of our youngest children.



ANGELA REYES brings experience to the Beginnings class both as a parent and as an educator. Angela is mother of Xavier, age 9, who is a graduate of the Montessori Center of Nyack, and Maxwell, almost 4, who is enrolled in our half-day 3-5 year old classroom. A graduate of The College of Holy Cross, (Worchester, Mass.) Angela has had experience working with children in a wide variety of settings including public school, Before and After Care and summer camp.



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