With over 15 years of experience in the Human Resources field, creating a harmonious environment comes naturally to me. As a child, my grandmother owned a licensed home daycare which she operated for over thirty years. Throughout my teenage and young adult years, I assisted in the daycare daily and worked as a substitute provider as needed. However, nothing prepared me more for directing my own daycare program as having two children of my own! As a parent I understand the importance of having peace of mind in knowing your child is not only safe and well cared for, but stimulated and challenged. I am CPR Certified and have attended all required courses to obtain New York State licensing for Blair Care Children’s Center, Inc. We appreciate your support and look forward to exceeding your expectations!
Daycare Provider/Pre-School Coordinator
Just prior to joining our team, Marlene supervised elementary school and middle school children on school buses for years. She brings over 20 years of experience caring for children both in Jamaica and in the U.S., and spent three years in Germany providing care for military families. In addition to the 15 hour Health & Safety training course Marlene has completed, she is CPR and First Aid certified.
Marlene’s primary responsibility is providing excellent care for infants and toddlers and teaching our pre-school aged children in preparation for kindergarten. She also interacts with our school-aged children daily and assists with coverage during school breaks. Marlene thinks of each Blair Care kid as her own and it shows in the warm smiles and huge hugs she receives daily from her biggest fans!
Daycare Provider/After Care Coordinator
In addition to her 5 plus years experience caring for children, Stephanie’s upbeat and friendly disposition makes her a favorite with the kids. Stephanie’s experience includes over 2 years working as a Child Care Provider and Day Care Administrator for a fitness center located in Long Beach, and over 3 years caring for multiple children as a live-in nanny and licensed baby nurse. With her current certification in CPR for adults, children, and infants, Stephanie understands the basic requirements in ensuring children are safe and well cared for. However her previous studies at the New England Institute of Art and the Art Institute of New York City, along with her previous experience coordinating and overseeing children’s birthday parties at Baldwin Bowling Alley make her the perfect candidate to carry out our mission of offering creative and fun learning activities to the children enrolled in our program.