Meet our teachers
Get to know our devoted and experienced staff. All of our staff is committed to working with your child in all areas of development.You can rest easy knowing your child is in the best hands with us.
Barbara Smith Worley Director
Hello, my name is Barbara Smith Worley and I am the Education Director of Blake & Milford DCC. I have a dual Master in Special Education /Early Childhood Education, and I am New York State Certified. I have been working with children for the last 12 years and I have been a director for 5 years. I believe all children deserve to have a safe educational environment to learn and grow in. My staff and I strive every day to provide an educational foundation in each child that comes through our center. I believe that each child who comes to our school will develop a love to explorer, where learning becomes fun.
Michelle Jackson Family Coordinator
My name is Michelle Jackson; I have a Bachelor Degree in Psychology and minor in Education. I am currently pursing my graduate degree in Early Childhood and Occupational therapy. I enjoy working with the Families at Blake & Milford and the staff.
Valencia Kellman UPK
My name is Valencia Kellman; I was born in Panama City located in Central America. I like being a teacher and enjoy working with children at different ages in early childhood; and creating strong parent involvement. I am an avid reader and love to create arts and craft projects, as well as other hobbies such as sewing, crochet, baking and quilting.I have a Masters Degree in Early Education from the Steinhardt School of Education at New York University.
Experience: Before working at Blake and Milford Daycare I worked at the Department of Education with children in first grade to 3rd grade.
Laniah Hollis UPK
My name is Laniah Hollis; I have completed my undergraduate degree at Marist College and currently pursing my Master in Early Childhood with dual certification in General and Special Education. I am dedicated to impacting the future by invest in one child at a time.
Ana Minaya Infant-Toddler
I have 10 years of experience working with infants, toddlers and preschoolers. I have my CDA certification and I am working towards my associated degree in Early Childhood Education. I enjoys working with children learn to help them reach their greatest potential. My hobbies include painting, drawing and decorating.
Valerie Delgado Infant-Toddler
My name is Ms. Valerie; the children call me Ms. V. I am currently finishing my undergraduate in Early Childhood Education at Touro College. I love children and I enjoy spending time with them.
Marcia Kittson Toddler-Preschool
My name is Marcia Kittson; I have been working with preschoolers for 6 plus years. I have my CDA Certification in preschool, and I am currently pursing my under graduate degree in Education. I enjoy watching the process of learning from birth to five.
Alejandra Castillo Toddler-Preschool
My name is Mrs. Alejandra Castillo; however everyone calls me Mrs. Tita. I enjoy working with young children. I currently have my CDA Certification and I am pursuing my undergraduate in Education and Occupational therapy. My teaching style is very hands on, I love creating an environment that provides children to explore and where children can be creative.
Nikeisha Williams Preschool 3K
My name is Ms. Nikeisha;I truly love working with children of all ages. I feel lucky to be in a profession where I am allowed to guide and observe children at such a fun and important developmental stage in their lives. I have several years experience in Early Childhood. I have worked closely with children from age 2to 5 years old. I have my Associate Degree in Early Childhood and my Bachelor Degree in Human Services. I am currently pursuing my Masters in Early Childhood at Mercy College.