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Meet our Team!!

Director: Melissa Wassil

2 Year Old Programs:

Teachers:  Jennifer Donnelly 

Teacher Assistants: Natalie Warner and Maira Sullivan

3 Year Old Programs:

Teacher:  Jill LaRocque

Teacher Assistant: Sarah Jersey 

4 Year Old Program:

Teachers:  Elaine Bell 

Teacher Assistants: Carol Steinberg, Brenna Wassil

Sunset's teachers are all certified and/or hold degrees in the field of early childhood.  

All teachers and aides are all certified for cpr and first aide.

 Frequently Asked Questions 
  • Why choose Sunset?
    Because our experienced and educated staff is dedicated to getting your child ready for their educational journey using fun and innovative techniques. The preschool years are so important to a child's development. Confidence and self esteem are key components in a child's education and at Sunset, we value each child's uniqueness and individual accomplishments. Come in to visit and you will see why we are confident that your child will flourish at Sunset. We communicate frequently with our local kindergarten teachers to make sure our children are entering kindergarten with the skills they need to succeed.

  • Are the teachers certified?
    Every teacher at Sunset has either a degree in early childhood, or they are certified in the early childhood field and keep their certifications up to date.

  • What are your teacher-to-student ratios?
    We are proud to provide the children of Sunset with a remarkable student/teacher ratio! Our two year old class is 8:2. Our three year old classes are 12:2 and our four year old classes are 16:2. Every class has a teacher and an aide, along with the assistance of the director during center time and circle time. Smaller ratios are important in a learning environment to support each child's personal strengths and foster self-esteem.

  • Can I visit the school during school hours?
    Yes, we strongly encourage and welcome you to come see the environment that we've created and observe the children as they work and play. You are welcome to stop in at any time.

  • What are your hours and days of operation?
    Monday through Friday 9:00 to 3:00 p.m. We follow the Hendrick Hudson School District calendar.

  • What age groups does Sunset accommodate?
    We have a program for two, three and four year old children. Each age group has their own classroom and share the centers in the community room.

  • Does my two year old have to be potty trained?
    No, however, we will help you with this process by encouraging and supporting their training.

  • Snow day policy
    We follow the Hendrick Hudson School District. If they are on a one hour delay, we are on a one hour delay. If they are on a two hour delay, morning classes will run from 10:45 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. and afternoon classes will run from 1:00 until 3:00 p.m. Lunch bunch should arrive at 1:00. If Hendrick Hudson is closed, we are closed.

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    Jesus said, 'Let the little children come to Me, and do not forbid them; for of such is the kingdom of heaven.'" (Matthew 19:13-14)

    Sunset Nursery School
    Phone: 914-737-1818

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