262 Croydon Road
Yonkers, NY 10710

Learning Through Creative Play, Everyday 

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Owner and Director, Michelle Ortiz -Soto began operating Early Einstein in 2007. During her career in advertising and marketing, she and her husband purchased their first home in Westchester, NY., where she began searching for child care for her own child. After seeing numerous child care centers and having done an enormous amount of research and reading on early education and child development, she was not completely satisfied with the choices. While renovating a space in her home that could possibly serve as a "center space", she went to work caring for a child named Paulie. Paulie was almost two years old and during her year with him her passion for early care and learning was solidified. Her own children and Paulie were her inspiration and her passion was ignited. Early Einstein opened first as a licensed facility in 2007 and since that time Michelle has served the community in many ways. She has been a Board Member of the local PTA helping to raise over $150,000 and acquire a new and safer playground for their school and sits on the board at the Child Care Council of Westchester, Inc.. She has also served on the Education Redesign Team in Yonkers working with various organizations in an effort to create a strong educational foundation for the children in the district that Early Einstein serves.  She currently holds certification in Child Development and has returned to school with the ultimate goal of a Masters in Education. However, she remains active and connected to the community in which she serves, participating in projects and activities that help to inform and educate parents, move Yonkers forward in assisting children reach their full potential, and provide engagement for children. She ensures children entering into Pre-K and Kindergarten are well prepared and provides information and assistance to parents looking for guidance while transitioning into the vast Yonkers Public School system.  

Lead Teacher, Krystal Hill (Ms. Krystal) has been with Early Einstein for over five years. She first worked occasionally for the owners own children, worked her way into the center part time and currently is the full time Lead Teacher. Besides taking the Child Development Associates course for certification, Krystal is the most patient, loving, nurturing and caring professional around and Early Einstein is lucky to have her on their team!

Assistant Teacher Gabrielle Lugo came to Early Einstein after graduating in 2012 from Mount Saint Vincent with a Bachelor's in Child Psychology. Ms. Gabby shines brightest with children that need the most help as she assists them one on one, helping them progress. She is also responsible and talented at ensuring our 3-5 year olds are well prepared as they move on to Pre-K and Kindergarten in Yonkers and the surrounding areas. The children love her and Early Einstein is lucky to have her as part of our team!

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