"Setting the path for your child to succeed"

Our Director


Norma Brockman

Norma Brockman has been at the Red Balloon since 1995. After graduating with a BS in Elementary Education with a Minor in Special Education she began her teaching career in 1976 at a Montessori School in New Rochelle teaching 3’s and 4’s. Over the next 4 years she completed her masters in Early Childhood Education. After 5 years in New Rochelle she moved to a new teaching job in a Montessori school in Riverdale as lead teacher in the 4/5 class. In 1988 she took a break from teaching to learn about business working as an office manager in a private business. After several years, and missing children she took up a new challenge, Educational Director in a Head Start in Washington Heights. In 1995 she found a home at the Red Balloon and hopes to stay there until she retires.


Children in Motion

Children at the Red Balloon where they learn, play, grow and learn to socialize with others, on the road to success.


The Road to Success Starts at The Red Balloon
The Red Balloon was a wonderful place to start Hi Norma, Seems so long ago! Declan attended Anderson from Sept 2002 to June 2011, and now Beacon High School from Sept 2011 to present, expected graduation is June 2015. We’re looking at colleges now and can let you know where he ends up this time next year! The Red Balloon was a wonderful place to start his educational experience, with loving and nurturing teachers and staff who created an environment that enabled him to develop important social and academic skills that helped him to become the student and person that he is ...


The Red Balloons scholarship program provides over $100,000 annually in scholarships to 38% of our families. Most of these families are of diverse backgrounds and low-income. 

Your generosity will help us continue to give these families the financial aid necessary to secure a quality education and a successful future. 

Thank you for your donation and support in the road to quality education for preschoolers.

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Upcoming Events

  1. Casino Night

    March 2 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  2. Staff Development Day

    March 9
  3. TBD

    March 9

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