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Sayville, NY 11782

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Celebrating 50 Years in Sayville!

Teachers

 

The Three Year Old Class

has Jenn Burns as the teacher. She has worked in early childhood education for the past twenty years. She has an undergraduate degree in Political Science from Stony Brook and a Masters in Elementary Education from Hofstra. She loves teaching children at the age of 3 because they have such wonder and excitement and a yearning to ask, WHY? "I love to see the spark in their eyes when something finally makes sense or the satisfaction when they complete a task."

The Four Year Old Class

is taught by Mrs. Dini, who has over 20 years of experience teaching young children. She has been with United Church Preschool for 15 years and before that taught pre-school for 8 years. Mrs. Dini has a degree from SUNY Farmingdale in Early Childhood Education. She continued her studies and graduated from C.W. Post College with a degree in Elementary Education. Later, she received her Master's degree in education from Adelphi. Her three children attended United Church Preschool many years ago and she enjoyed the friendly and caring environment. Knowing that it was a wonderful place for children to grown she returned to teach. She feels such joy coming to school everyday; it is so rewarding to see the world through the eyes of a preschooler.

 

The Pre K Class

is instructed by Mrs. Dasaro who is a certified teacher with over 26 years experience teaching young children. She always wanted to become a teacher since she was a child. She began her teaching career as a elementary school teacher, then Special Ed. After 7 years at the NYC Department of Education Mrs. Dasaro took time off to raise her own family of 4 children, three of whom attended United Church Preschool. Her love of children lead her to become a nursery teacher. After working in Longwood for several years she came to teach at UCP and has remained for 15 years. "When you work at something you love it's not a job." That describes my feelings in a nutshell.

 

Mommy and Me Class

Mrs. Dini co-teaches this class with Lisa Rubino who is a current parent.  See the Four Year-Old Class to read the biography on Mrs. Dini.  

Mrs. Rubino is mom to five children, all of whom attend or have attended UCP.  Prior to having children, Lisa taught elementary school grades K, 1, 3 and 4.  She has a bachelors degree from Hofstra University in Elementary Education.  In addition she has master degrees in reading and math, science, technology from Hofstra University, as well.  She loves teaching our youngest UCP students through literature, arts and crafts, music and playtime!   

Cooking Class

Mrs. Powers, who assists in the Pre-K and 4 Year-Old classes, also teaches the cooking enrichment class.  She graduated from SUNY Oneonta with a degree in Elementary Education. Then she taught both Kindergarden and Preschool before having her own children.  All three of her children attended United Church Preschool before she came to teacher here!  She looks forward to sharing her delicious recipes in the cooking class!