"Setting the path for your child to succeed"

Our Staff

It all starts with an experienced
knowledgeable and caring staff

At the Red Balloon we have enthusiastic passionate teachers who make a difference to each and every child in the school. The Red Balloon staff is driven to unlock every door to learning and help children overcome any obstacles they may have. They show respect for differences and are responsive to cultural diversity. Our teachers are patient, flexible, and have great sense of humor. They engage in interactive conversations with the children and encourage them to think creatively. Every year they add to their skills keeping up with new research by attending workshops. It is a dedicated, experienced, and nurturing staff offering exciting challenges every day and taking each child to the heights of their abilities. They believe in teamwork between family and school with open lines of communication. We teach the families how to be advocates for their children, and guide them to find the best ongoing schools be they Public, Private, or the Gifted & Talented Program.



In the
Yellow Room

2.0 – 2.6
year olds


  • Tara Lencl, Head Teacher (2002)*, MA Early Childhood Education, Columbia University Currently working on her Doctorate from Teacher’s College
  • Sandra Clark, Assistant Teacher (1993)*
  • Sophie Needleman, Graduate of Sarah Lawrence, will be attending Columbia Teachers College for her masters

In the
Blue Room

3 year olds



  • Ann Hershkowitz, Head Teacher (1996)*, MS Early Education, Brooklyn College
  • Christopher Warner, BA, Assistant Teacher (1994)*
  • Monique Gueits, Assistant Teacher (1985)*
    CDA Degree in Early Childhood Education

In the Orange Room

4 year olds


  • Sharron Hall, Head Teacher (2013)*, MA Early Childhood Education, New York University
  • Judy Victoria, Assistant Teacher (1989)*
    CDA Degree in Early Childhood Education
  • Lourdes Davila Rojas, Assistant Teacher (1986)*
    CDA Degree in Early Childhood Education


Monique Gueits, Lourdes Davila Rojas, and Judy Victoria recently received their CDA Degree after 200 hours of Early Childhood Education classes. Sandra Clark and Christopher Warner, each have over 20 years of experience in childcare. All our staff attend yearly development workshops.

Other staff includes our Fiscal Director, Edwin Bustamante, and our Special Needs Consultant, Sue Carbary, both of whom work at the school two days per month.



*  Date started at The Red Balloon


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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