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Dobbs Ferry, NY 10522


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Barbara Bayer - Mertens
Office Administrator
Minnie Minieri

"It is such an honor to be the director of such a unique, nurturing and child-centered preschool.  My staff is amazing, and they truly TEACH LOVE!  My favorite children's book is My Many Colored Days by Dr. Seuss."

Many thanks


Arlene Manley
coming soon
Arlene Manley
Laurie Carozza
Ginger Seredinsky
Teacher of 4 Year Olds
Teacher of 4 Year Olds
Teacher of 3 Year Olds
coming soon
coming soon
Thea Sauer
Suzanne Troy
Teacher of 3 Year Olds
Teacher of 2 Year Olds


Ariana Broa
Denise Enax
Christine Chenard
Classroom Assistant
Classroom Assistant
Classroom Assistant

School Board Members


This board is an active part of our preschool and closely connected to our congregation.
Its nine members work together to ensure an excellence in pre-school education with a distinctive Christian emphasis.
The Board also works toward:

  • Being an advocate for the preschool

  • Developing long-term goals and objectives

  • Reinforcing relationships between pre-school, church, and community

  • Being responsible for the fiscal management of the preschool

  • Assisting in the development and support of CPS policies

  • Being active in prayer on behalf of the preschool and its staff

You will be introduced to our Board members at Back-to-School night and they attend many of our functions and/or events.

This year, 2017-2018, Our Advisory Board Members are as follows:

Barbara Bayer-Mertens, Director

Pastor Marie Meeks, Pastor of DFLC

Christine Chenard, Staff Representative

Gary Reith, DFLC Member

Pam Lancellotti, Parent / Vice President

Craig Hansen, DFLC Member

Toni DiMartino-Stebich, Community Member

Val Cirillo-Bunch, Parent / President

DanaNicole Bucci, Parent / Secretary

The Pastor and Director are permanent members of the board and the other members serve two year terms.