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Nursery School

Staff & Faculty

A highly experienced faculty trained in early childhood education works with children individually and in groups fostering creative expression through art, music, movement and language. The faculty of the 92nd Street Y Nursery School are passionate and dedicated. Many of our faculty members have been teaching at 92Y for over 30 years. The faculty bring a wide variety of professional experience and backgrounds which enrich the classroom experience. Our teachers work in teams, and collaborate and plan together. Professional development opportunities are provided during each year to enrich faculty growth.

The Nursery School partners with other 92Y Centers for our specialist classes. Gymnastics instruction is provided by certified coaches from the May Center for Health, Fitness and Sports. Wonderdance classes are taught by a dance instructor from the Harkness Dance Center and music teachers from the 92Y School of Music.

Malka Lowenstein

Malka Lowenstein

Paulson Director

Malka Lowenstein is the Paulson Director of the 92nd Street Y Nursery School …

Kathleen Cook

Kathleen Cook

Director of Early Childhood Programs

Kathleen Cook is the Director of Early Childhood Programs at the 92nd Street  …

Tracy Birkhahn, L.M.S.W., M.S.Ed.

Tracy Birkhahn, L.M.S.W., M.S.Ed.

Associate Director

In her current role, Tracy meets and works with parents to discuss and explore developmental or parenting issues and concerns …

Dena Warren

Dena Warren

Director of Admissions and Business Processes

Dena Warren is the Director of Admission and Business Processes. She started working at the 92nd Street Y Nursery School in 1998 as a Head Teacher in the Yellow room …

Lora DelPonte

Lora DelPonte

Director of Operations

Lora DelPonte holds a dual Master’s Degree in Early Childhood and Early Childhood Special Education from Fordham University …

Gail Raybin

Gail Raybin

Admissions Associate and Office Manager

Gail Raybin has been working at the 92nd Street Y since 1988 …

Susan Caplan

Susan Caplan

Director of Community Engagement and Development

Susan Caplan is the Director of Community Engagement and Development at the 92nd Street Y Nursery School …

Laura Rosen-Apostolou

Associate Director, Community Engagement & Development

Laura brings over 10 years of special events planning, program planning and fundraising to her role at the 92nd Street Y Nursery School …

Updated July 2021.

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