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Providing a Loving and Warm Learning Environment for Your Child

Meet Our Faculty

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To deliver premier quality childcare and educational services, Tender Years Childcare employs some of the best professionals in this industry. All of our teachers and staff members are hardworking, educated, and highly-trained professionals who are committed to providing unparalleled services for you and your child.

  • City and State Certified Teachers
  • All teachers are actively certified in CPR and First Aid (the state requirement is that only one staff member holds this certification)
  • Approved Background Clearance
  • Mandated Reporter Certified

Tanya Reyes

Administrative Assistant

It is with great pleasure that I take this opportunity to introduce myself. My name is Tanya Reyes, I am the Administrative Assistant of Tender Years Childcare. I have been working with children for over ten years and have enjoyed it. I have also had the pleasure of working at a domestic violence shelter as a supervisor of their daycare department, where I helped change the lives of many mothers and children and having been able to do so has encouraged me to be part of a team were my experiences will have great impact on others


Margaret Bahan

Infant / Toddlers Teacher

I am honored to introduce myself to you. I graduated from Kingsborough College and I proudly received my degree in Early Childhood Education. I chose this field because I enjoy working with children and hope to make a difference in their early education and future. I started working for Tender Years in 2006., right after my grandson who graduated at 5 years old from Tender Years in 2006. The same year I decided to seek employment at Tender Years, I am very thankful I was hired.


Marsha Denefrio

It is with great enthusiasm that I take this opportunity to introduce myself to you. My name is Marsha Denefrio, and I am the Educational Director at Tender Years Childcare, Inc. I have been working at Tender Years for three years. I have devoted my education and career to working with children. I earned a Master’s degree in Educational Psychology and a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education and English from the College of Saint Rose. I also have an Associate’s Degree in Early Childhood Education from Hudson Valley Community College. Over the past twenty years, I have thoroughly enjoyed my career as a teacher, childcare provider, and full-time mom.


Vanessa Brown

Toddlers Teacher

It is with great pleasure to introduce myself, I am a mother of four and I have three grandchildren. My previous job was with the Bronx Organization for The Learning Disabled I worded at this site for thirty years and left one because the center closed down. I had the privilege to have had participated and complete numerous workshops and training which lead me to work with children from preschool to six-year-old and also with young adults in a social and recreation-type setting. I am a passion driven individual, I feel I can relate and assist in making the lives of these little tender precious angels accommodate according to their individual special needs and personalities.


Elizabeth Lopez

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If you wish to meet our faculty in person, we encourage you to Set An Appointment now. If you simply wish to speak with us for other concerns, you can give us a call at 718-829-3067.