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(for 2 year old children)


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ANGELA REYES brings experience to the Beginnings class both as a parent and as an educator. Angela is the mother of elementary students Xavier and Maxwell, both graduates of the Montessori Center of Nyack.  With an undergraduate degree from the College of Holy Cross in 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. She completed her Montessori Infant and Toddler certification at the Center for Montessori Teacher Education in New Rochelle. This is Angela’s fifth year working at the Montessori Center of Nyack where she is the lead teacher in our toddler program .


CARMITA GUILLERMO ZARUMA has been voted the absolute best teaching assistant at the Montessori Center of Nyack by her fellow staff members. She is calm and gentle and yet gets the children to respond to her in ways that amaze the most seasoned of teachers. She is never sick, never late and always says “yes” whenever asked to do something above and beyond. Carmita has her Child Development Associates credential and has also completed classroom assistant training at the West Side Montessori Training Institute.


AREANA SOLANO graduated from Rockland Country Day School before attending SUNY Purchase for art management. She also studied communications at Rockland Community College. Areana loves working with children and has provided childcare for many of our local families. She is passionate about art, but is also proficient in guitar, piano and voice plus she speaks Spanish and French. Areana is currently working toward her Child Development Associate credential.




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85 Marion Street,   Nyack, NY 10960     *    845-358-9209