For inquiries, call us now:


Providing a Loving and Warm Learning Environment for Your Child

Meet Our Faculty

Day Care Faculty in Bronx NY

teacher and two students smiling

To deliver premier quality educational services and Child Care in Bronx, New York, 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
Ruben Tavarez

Ruben Tavarez
CEO/Owner of the business

Mr. Ruben is the founder of four very successful non-profit organizational programs.
The organizations and groups are geared towards kids, teens at risk, and people with disabilities. He has volunteered and served as counselor / advocate for the board of education and other organizations in the tri-state area read more …


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.

Olivia Ramos

Good day! I am Olivia Ramos and I have been proudly working with Tender Years Childcare as one of the toddler’s teachers since April 2017 to present.

Before working in Tender Years Childcare, I started as an intern in December 2016 in order to complete my associate in ECE from Hostos Community College. I assisted in the Preschool and Toddlers program. I was encouraged and exposed to teach during circle time all of the colors shapes, number and the alphabets. I also engaged in reading story books and asking questions related to the story. I would lead their music and movement time, play with the children in the pretend and block centers. I am so grateful for the opportunity to grasp everything that was taught to me and to allowed to put it in practice with the supervision and guidance of the lead teacher. I assisted in creating lesson plans for the toddler program.

I chose this career because I believe that if I can change a child’s life in a positive way, I fulfill my purpose and contribute in making this world a better place for children to grow healthy and assure of themselves.


Jazzy Rivas

I would like to take this opportunity to properly introduce myself to our parents and students. I am Jazzy Rivas, one of the dedicated faculty members in Tender Years Childcare.

In the past, I worked as a Medical Administrator, a Medical Representative, and Line Supervisor. I am also proud to say that I have extensive knowledge of HIPAA Rules and Regulations, OSHA Regulations, and am proficient with various administrative services.

I am fluent in both English and Spanish. I believe that all of my previous work experience has helped shape my skills, which now enables me to serve our students more effectively. I also worked at a daycare center as a teacher ages ranging from toddlers to Pre-kinder. I truly love working with children, seeing their faces as they learn its very rewarding.

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.