We have 3 toddler rooms at New Day. The Terrific Twos! There are two teachers in the toddler room and there can be up to 10 children in each class. Each class has a daily schedule that includes table activities, (puzzles, playdough, shaving cream) sensory play, stories, songs and an opportunity to do a creative art activity. Outdoor play is part of our program and it is built into the children's daily schedule.
Cassie Smith, Head Teacher
Taylor-Marie Hughes Teachers Aide (2015)
I just recently graduated from Watertown High School with a regents diploma and technical endorsement. I attended the two year BOCES program for Early Childhood Development where my teachers and I realized that working with children was my passion. I enjoy helping to make sure children have a great day and making sure that they leave with a smile on their face. In my free time I love babysitting, reading and writing.
Tammy Monroe, Head Teacher (1997)
I am the Head Teacher in one of our Toddler Rooms. I graduated from Carthage Central School and have a Child Development Associate (CDA) credential. I enjoy spending time with my my 3 children and my grandchildren. New Day is a great place to work. We have a great staff who work well together and are very caring and devoted teachers. I love working with children and guiding them as they learn, explore and master new skills. Watching them grow is very rewarding for me and I am fortunate to be a part of it.
Page Manchester (2017)
Ashley Grandjean Head Teacher (2008)
I have worked as the Assistant Teacher in the Infant/ Waddler Room working with Mandi since 2008. We have formed a great friendship over the years and I will miss working with her but I am super excited about becoming a Head Teacher. It's wonderful waking up every morning and being truly excited to get to your job and start your day with your "second family". I completed the Early Childhood Education program at BOCES during high school and went on to get my Child Development Associate Credential in Infant/Toddlers while working at New Day. Working with children has always been a passion of mine. I love the huge smiles that I put on their faces everyday and the tight squeezes I get at drop off and pick up times. Just Knowing that I make a difference in their lives is PRICELESS! I recently married my best friend Andy. We look forward to starting a family of our own but until then, we enjoy our quiet times together and spending time with family and friends.
Alyssa Blackwell (2017)