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Meet Our Staff

After School in Bronx, New York

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