Professionals Dedicated to Providing Childcare Services
Kristin & Mark Novembrino
Kristin Novembrino’s love of children led her to initially become the Director, then ultimately assume ownership of Heather’s Child’s Place. In September of 2016, Kristin became Director of the program, while her two young children attended the school. Kristin is a Valley Central graduate and earned her Master’s in Special Education. While attending college, Kristin worked in the classrooms at Heather’s Child’s Place during school breaks. Kristin has taught Kindergarten and Special Education in NYC, and has also taught 5th grade at Valley Central. She continues to teach Special Instruction to Preschool aged children throughout Orange County.
Mark Novembrino is a retired Law Enforcement Officer. He brings his years of experience to help maintain the safety of all of the children here at Heather’s. Since becoming owner, Mark has assisted in updating the security of the property on many levels. "Mr. Mark" can also be seen assisting with general maintenance on his days off.
Heather and Joseph Conley opened Heather’s Child’s Place in September of 1981. For more than 40 years, Heather's has been a dependable, affordable daycare and learning center for the families in our community. Upon Heather and Joe’s retirement in October of 2018, Kristin and Mark Novembrino took over the day to day operation. Their mission is to uphold the great reputation that Heather’s has been built upon, and to continue to provide a vital service to Montgomery as well as the surrounding areas, continuing to strive for excellence in early childhood development.
Heather’s Child’s Place is conveniently located directly off of Interstate 84 (Exit 28). We are centrally located to Montgomery, Maybrook, Walden, Wallkill, Coldenham, and more. We have many children currently enrolled, from the surrounding communities.
MEET OUR STAFF
– "Hi, I'm Ms. Jill! I have loved children from the time I was a child myself. I dreamed of being a mommy and a teacher. I have four children, ages six through seventeen. I am a graduate of Pine Bush High School and I have my Master's in Early Education, with a certification in Birth-6th grade. During college, I worked at the campus daycare center, in the infant room. I have also taught 2nd grade, 4th grade, and most recently UPK in the Valley Central School District. In between positions, I was fortunate to be able to stay at home with my children, and I cherished every moment home with them. I understand the importance of leaving your child in a safe and caring environment, and I thank you for trusting us with your children."
– "I’m Ms. Debbie, and I have been at Heather’s for 28 years and counting! I started out as the head teacher in The Peanut room, and worked my way up to assistant director. I have three children and eight grandchildren. I have seen many children grow up over the years, many of which now bring their own children to the center. I love that I get to work with my daughters every day!"
– "Hi, I’m Ms. Melissa! After being a stay at home mom for 12 years to my four kids, I substituted at Heather's one day, and never left! I started as an assistant teacher and now I work every afternoon in the office as an administrator. Even though I am in the office, I still get to see all of the kids every day. I love all of the baby snuggles and hugs! I'm lucky that I get to work with my mom (Ms. Debbie) and my sister (Ms. Kristin). We make a great team!"
Why Choose Us ?
Our teachers show compassion, caring, and treat the children under their care as if they were their own.
Our staff is trained and are continually learning the NYS standards. We continually check the OCFS website and make sure that we are up to date with the new regulations that are posted. Our teachers are also trained on how to get to know each individual child. They then use this knowledge to help encourage growth and learning every day.
We are always open to constructive criticism. We seek to hear suggestions from our parents, on how we can better meet your child’s individual needs.
We promise to keep our childcare center at the highest level. We are here to protect, educate, and inspire your child each and every day with new and exciting activities.