Child Development Center
Meet the Staff
We would like to welcome you to the William Paterson University Child Development Center website. Our staff is dilligently working to ensure that your children have educational, fun and meaningful learning experience at the center. Please email us if you have any questions, concerns, or comments
Children’s learning is an ongoing process…
It is my goal to maintain a high quality preschool environment that is physically, socially, and psychologically safe and secure and educationally stimulating for the children and families of the William Paterson University Community. It is my hope and dream that by providing children with numerous opportunities to be actively engaged in their own learning process and by developing a healthy partnership with families that each and every child will be successful and grow to his or her potential.
Cindy Gennarelli, M.Ed
I am looking forward to forming positive relationships with the children and their families. My ultimate goal is to provide a safe, nurturing environment in which the children can prosper physically, socially, emotionally, and develop their language skills. I will foster each and every child's individual needs, while challenging each of them to reach their fullest potential.
I hope for the children to take something of value from everyday whether it be content knowledge or self knowledge. I feel that children's early experiences in life shape who they are nwo and who they will be in the future. I will do my best to ensure the children have a positive learning experience here at the William Paterson University Child Development Center.
Denielle Carr, M.Ed
My goal here at the Child Development Center is to ensure that every child feels safe and is able to grow and learn at his or her own pace. I strongly believe that every child has their own preferred learning style. With this said, it is my goal to make sure that I meet the individual needs of each child in the classroom, as well as use a variety of teaching methods that challenge and encourage children to learn and develop cognitively, socially, emotionally, and physically.
Elizabeth Cottino, M.Ed
I aspire to ignite a passion for learning in each of the children here at the Child Development Center by providing ongoing opportunities for inquiry and discovery through a variety of teaching methods. I believe that learning must be an active process where each child works at his or her own pace and is encouraged to utilize and develop skills that promote discovery, such as reasoning, deduction and creativity. I hope and dream, that as I work with the staff to maintain the high quality standards of this center that each child will be able to grow in all areas of their life, social, emotional, physical and cognitive, and ultimately reach their potential.
It is my goal to provide a safe and nurturing environment where children can have fun while learning. I believe that children need models rather than critiques. With this said, my goal is to get to know my students so that I can accommodate their individual needs by adapting my teaching. I want to challenge my students to be the best that they can be and let them be creative in their own way.