We have three toddler rooms at New Day. The Terrific Twos! There are two teachers in each 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
Esmerala Villalpando Tejeda, Assistant Teacher (2018)
Sidney Ramirez, Toddler Aide (2018)
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, Assistant Teacher (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, Assistant Teacher (2017)