Teachers & Special Classes
Ms. Monica - Early Childhood Teacher
Monica J Sutton is an early childhood educator and behavior specialist who’s created an online community of parents with young children. She helps parents guide children to be their best selves in challenging situations using her PAUSE Practice. With a Master’s Degree in Early Childhood and Special Education, she has spent over 19 years working directly with children of all abilities and backgrounds in NYC classrooms. She combines her research-driven expertise and experiential hands-on results with the belief that every child has an individual path to greatness. Monica’s expert guidance has been featured on online publications including Kid Made Modern, Spark Box Toys, Peaceable Kingdom, Lifetime Moms and Essence, as well as on the TV news program Low Country Live. She’s been a speaker at Mommycon, Mom 2.0 Summit and Alt Summit. She is also the founder of Circle Time with Ms. Monica Videos, Preschool Explorers Virtual Education Program, and Better Behavior Now, a live online course introducing a new way of thinking and approaching child behavior.
Ms. Yvette - Reading Specialist/ Educator
Ms. Yvette joins our program with her impressive 22 year career in education. After graduating from college Ms. Yvette worked as a case manager in two New York City high schools for four years. Through the “Attendance Intervention Drop-out Program” she conducted workshops, provided individual and group counseling, made home visits, and maintained a one hundred student caseload. Her job as a case manager led her to another educational venture. She took a director position with New York City Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD) funded Beacon program. Here she developed and implemented educational and recreational programs for the community. However, her love for swimming and working directly with children overshadowed her position. She
was offered the aquatics director position at a Boys & Girls’ Club. She accepted and immediately began working at redesigning the aquatics division and bringing the three indoor swimming pools up to state code. Not only did this position allow her to work in the field of aquatics, it also gave her an opportunity to work throughout the club. Thus, realizing she had a need to teach inside the classroom as well.
Ms. Yvette returned to school to receive a Masters of Education degree in special education and taught on the pre-k and elementary school level. She began teaching middle and high school age children upon moving to South Carolina in 2004. From here she has taught general education and special needs students ranging from pre-k to high school. Ms. Yvette loves working with children and believes that service to others is a great honor and responsibility. She looks forw
ard to numerous other experiences; as her journey has only begun.
Bilingual Music Class
Special Bilingual Music Class
The special bilingual music class is included in our Pre-K Cubs virtual program and as an add-on for Pre-K All. We have partnered with Bilingual Birdies to offer this amazing music class.
At Bilingual Birdies, our mission is to encourage cross-cultural awareness through our foreign language and live music curriculum. We teach Spanish, French, Mandarin, and English (ESL) through live music, movement, dance, puppetry, and theatre-based games. Our curriculum aims to teach ten to fifteen basic vocabulary words and short phrases in each class. We believe there is great value in educating young children on other cultures and languages through social and emotional play. In our classes children have the opportunity to develop a deeper sense of curiosity and compassion for others.
Private Picassos Class
Special Art Class
The special bilingual music class is included in our Pre-K Cubs virtual program. We have partnered with Private Picassos to offer this amazing art class.
Private Picassos is a virtual & mobile art studio, offering art and cultural experiences for children and adults. We bring our expertise in visual art education to our students in their homes, schools, camps, cultural venues and our Art Studio in Brooklyn, NY.
We believe in the intrinsic power of the arts and strive to help build self confidence in our students.