Mrs. Michele has a Masters in Education with a dual concentration in Music Education, and Literacy. She holds additional certification in Orff-Schulwerk (the "Montessori" of Music Education) and is close to completing her Special Education add-on. She worked as a Teacher, Administrator and Mentor for well over a decade before becoming the owner of An Apple A Daycare NY, Inc. Her teaching experience has been expansive, from Pre-Kindergarten through College, with experience in specialized schools for non-traditional learners.
Mrs. Michele is an active member of both the State's Childcare Community and the local Business Community. She belongs to many associations that benefit the childcare program and helps the professional Childcare Community. This includes being an active member of VOICE/CSEA acting as Leader for the Suffolk County Chapter and moderating two professional mentoring Facebook pages dedicated to the local and the statewide Childcare Community. She also sits on the ILC (Infancy Leadsership Circle), a statewide initiative to discuss the needs of Infants, Young Children and their families across the state, Finally, she is an active member of the Bayport-Blue Point Chamber of Commerce.
Mrs. Michele's business experience pre-dates her college graduation. While still in High School, she opened her first successful business- a private music lesson service. From there she went on to be an administrator and/or partners in 3 other service companies before dedicating her time to public school teaching full time. One company included a daycare, Sunshine Daycare in Plainview. She knew then that she would return to early education.
Mrs. Michele and her husband moved their family to Bayport in 2015 with the express desire to own and operate an in-home daycare/preschool. They are the proud parents to two daughters.
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