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 twenty years in the education profession, then joining HWG in 2014. She has a BA in History, has NJ teacher certificate for K-5, and a MA in Education, and is currently pursuing her doctorate degree. Jennifer is also a mother of one.
Nancy – Assistant Director
Ms. Nancy comes to Here We Grow with forty years of experience in the education field teaching kindergarten – sixth grade and adults. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education and Psychology from Kean University. Ms. Nancy has taught a variety of classrooms at HWG before taking on the Assistant Director role in 2020. Ms. Nancy has two grown children.
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!