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Welcome to the Early Learning Center

          Nurturing the endless potential in every child, every step of the way.

A Home Away from Home

A high quality early learning environment offers more than just a safe place for children; it has a profoundly positive effect on a child’s early development and sets the foundation for positive relationships and a lifetime of learning.  Mead is dedicated to providing a warm, supportive environment, serving as a home away from home for both child and family.



Our Centers

Infant Child Care

The Mead School Infant Center (6 wks+) is the perfect loving, safe, and fun environment for your baby to relax, explore, and experience.



Toddler Child Care

Explorers!  We provide toddlers (1 yr+) both the stimulation they seek, and the calm, nurturing routines they need.




Our Pre-School is a gentle transition into school-readiness, combining fun and learning with plenty of time for naps and snuggles.




Robyn Santagata

Assistant Head of School,
Early Learning

Robyn's commitment to Mead has been life-long, as her entire career has been at Mead! Robyn studied Psychology with a concentration in Human Development and Family Relations at UCONN, and started her teaching work at Mead with Infants and Toddlers. After 6 years, Robyn moved into Administration as the Director of Child Care. In 2020, Robyn was promoted to Assistant Head of School for Early Learning, and she has played a critical role as Co-Chair of Mead's Reopening Committee. Robyn ensures that Mead's Early Learning program follows essential mitigation strategies in an ever-changing climate of state, local, and federal guidelines. 

Susan Barak

Early Learning Coordinator


Susan has been working with young children
since 1995.

Susan came to Mead from the YMCA where she worked from 2000-2021 as Childcare Director, Administrator, and Assistant Development Director. Before joining the staff of the Y, Susan was employed by Beth Israel Medical Center as a Child Life Specialist; she worked with children infants- 21 years old with brain and spinal injuries. Susan also spent five years with the JCC on the Hudson in their childcare programs. Susan has her Bachelors of Social Work from Ramapo College and an Associate’s Degree in Social Science from Westchester Community College.

CLICK HERE to set up a phone call or a tour with Susan.