Cheryl – Owner
Ms. Cheryl is a certified Elementary School teacher and mother of three. She founded Here We Grow in 2002 when her efforts to find childcare that met her expectations as both a parent and an educator inspired her to open a center of her own! She designed H.W.G.’s facility and program to meet her high personal standards and continues to play a hands-on role.
Jennifer – Director
Ms. Jennifer has over ten years of experience teaching in private and public schools grades pre-k (3 year old program) through eighth grade. After leaving the public school system, Jennifer became the director of a preschool in down town Jersey City, having over seventeen years in the education profession. She has a BA in History, has NJ teacher certificate K-5, and a MA in Education. Jennifer is also a mother of one.
Kimberly – Assistant Director
Ms. Kim comes to Here We Grow with her Masters of Arts in Early Childhood Education from New Jersey City University and her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology also from NJCU . Ms. Kim has taught 2nd, 3rd and 4th grades in Bayonne, NJ for over ten years. She has worked as the Program Manager for a Before/After Care Program in Keansburg and Chesterfield, NJ, and has been a site director and program coordinator for another school.
Olympia – Business Administrator
Ms. Olympia is the mother of three grown children – one being Cheryl! She has had a hand in Here We Grow since its planning stage. Her career experience as a legal secretary has allowed her to successfully manage the business aspects of the center and her life experience as a mother and grandmother comes in handy each day!