Here at Jump For Joy Day Care Center, we address all the things needed and required for your child to learn and grow as a productive individual. We have a team of highly-competent and experienced staff members to teach and provide care for your little one. Our staff is composed of:
- Teacher’s Aide
Nothing is as important as your child’s welfare ad safety. This is why before we employ our staff, they have undergone a series of thorough screening process to verify their qualifications. They were subjected to:
- Background Check
- Criminal History Screening
- Skills Assessment
- Employment Verification
- Supervisor/Reference Interviews
- Education Verification
- CPR Training
They say the meaning of life is to find your gift and the purpose of life is to give it away. Teaching and caring for children is my passion. In 2007 I opened Jump For Joy Day Care And Learning Center, my motto being “A daycare is just not enough”. I wanted to challenge my children in learning and set the standard high. Teaching children the skills needed to excel in school by creating developmental activities & giving them the right tools. For over 10 years, I have been impacting lives, igniting sparks, celebrating milestones and creating lasting memories to cherish forever & other victories to look towards. Always wanting to advance in 2015 Jump for Joy became a part of the (Westcop) Baby Step Forward Program. The following year I received my Child Development Association Certificate (CDA). These advancements have provide even more tools and opportunities for the children of Jump For Joy Daycare.
Symone Lassic is a graduate of John F. Kennedy Catholic High School in Somers, New York and North Carolina A&T State University where she graduated magna cum laude with a degree in Early Education and Family Studies.She won Student Teacher of the Year and presented research on early education and family studies in several states.
In January of 2017 she joined Jump for Joy Daycare as the Lead Teacher at the Jump for Joy II site. She teaches the preschool children and prepares them for kindergarten. Her philosophy is that children are active participants in their own education and development. As an educator she considers their ideas, interests, and learning styles when implementing instructional practices. Her teaching style involves a hands-on learning approach.
This philosophy relies on various theories of learning. These theories include the behaviorist theory, John Piaget’s Cognitive Theory of Development, Vygotsky’s Sociocultural Theory, Glasser’s Choice Theory, Charlotte Huck’s Love for Reading Theory, and Urie Bronfenbrenner’s Ecological System Theory.
Yasmin Culberson has actively worked with children in daycare for over 15 years.
In February 2017 she joined Jump for Joy Daycare as the lead teacher at the Jump For Joy site. She works with our infants to 3 year olds preparing them for their transition to preschool at our Jump for Joy II site.
Yasmin enjoys teaching because she gets to introduce the children to basic fundamentals such as the alphabet, counting, social and motor skills just to name a few. Yasmin’s favorite part of the day is greeting the children with a bright smile and big hug.
Ashley Vega has been with Jump For Joy Daycare for two years. Ashley is very dedicated, loving and great with the children. She assists the lead teachers with all planned activities and identifies ways to make sure that everything runs as smoothly as possible. Ashley is highly organized and disciplined often implementing routines and scheduled activities. Ashley is also an integral part of our dual language program, having to at times assist at both sites she is flexible enough to go with the flow of all the children in her care.
Marilyn Jones who is lovingly know as Nana graduated from Westchester Community College with an Associate degree in Human Services and also obtain credits towards her BS degree in Social Services at Mercy College.
Prior to retiring she worked at the Greenburgh Health Center for 18 years. Having such a love for children, Marilyn became a foster parent for Abbot House.
In 2016 she joined Jump for Joy as an Assistant at the Jump for Joy site. She takes on the role of assisting the lead teacher with our infants to 3 year olds with our learning through play approach of teaching.
Marilyn enjoys working with the children each day, watching them grow and develop brings her a lot of joy. Having all the kids call her Nana displays how working at Jump for Joy isn’t just her job but an extension of her family.