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Pelham Children's Center is a small not-for- profit Early Child Care and Education Center in the town of Pelham, NY. Incorporated in 1970, the center provides services to preschool children ages 18 months to 5 years old at the RJ Daronco Town House and afterschool programming at the Hutchinson Elementary School. Both programs are licensed by the Office of Children and Family Services.


Our Mission


The Pelham Children's Center offers high quality and developmentally appropriate childcare, education and enrichment programs to a culturally and economically diverse group of children. Our program fosters children's intellectual, emotional, social and physical development. The Center strives to make its program affordable to families varying financial means and, to this end, provides tuition assistance for many children.



As a learning community, we base our educational practices on what is currently known about how young children learn. Children learn and remember best when they interact with materials and people in their environment and when they have opportunities to make choices. With the thoughtful guidance of knowledgeable teachers, the children at the Center explore and play with materials and ideas. Play is essential: while they play, they continually re-examine their understanding of the world in which they live. Through play, they develop social, physical, emotional and intellectual skills they will need in order to be successful in school and beyond.





Members of our staff are educated and experienced in early childhood teaching methods and practices. They regularly participate in continuing education in curriculum development, health and safety. Our staff includes teachers, assistants and substitutes who have taught at the center since they began as student teachers.


Nicole La Bar   Executive Director
Taniesha Hinds    Assistant Director
Toddler Class    
Ketannie Goodman   Lead Teacher
Kathleen Vallejo   Assistant Teacher
Two's Class    
Stella Mendoza
  Lead Teacher
Benchy Richard
  Assistant Teacher
Inocencia Rodriguez  

Assistant Teacher

Preschool A    
Carla Casanga
  Lead Teacher
Revae Bell   Assistant Teacher
Jacqueline Saldana
  Assistant Teacher
Erika Serafin   Assistant Teacher
Preschool B    
Thereza Gracia
  Lead Teacher
Alyssa Sperlongano   Assistant Teacher
Andrew Rodriguez
  Assistant Teacher
Maureen O'Connell   Assistant Teacher
Michele Williams

Marie Deere   Aide
Tamara Suarez Garcia    
Hutchinson After School    
Nathali Romero   Site Director / Lead Teacher
Trevlyn Henry   Assistant Teacher
Tyrone Moon   Assistant Teacher
Tiasia Watson   Assistant Teacher



Pelham Children's Center Board Members


Tracy Shekane -  President          
Abby Balafas   Marriette Morrissey 
Matt Bartoloni   Steven Shekane - Treasurer 
Ketrin Basile   Madeline Tully - Secretary 

Michaela Evans

Amanda Hannan  
Cathy Helfrich  
Heather Malone  
Natalie Marrero  
Amy Moore  


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Phone: (914)738-3900 - Email: director@pelhamchildrenscenter.org - Address: 20 Fifth Avenue, Pelham, NY 10803
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