Brilliant Futures Daycare


Angela Salas, Early Learn Program Director


 Ms. Angela Salas'€™ multiple professional perspectives about early childhood development  created the foundation under which the idea for  BRILLIANT FUTURES Daycare & Preschool came  to fruition.

  Ms. Angie is an experienced professional with  advance degrees and certifications in various  fields:

  Ms. Angie holds a Master'€™s degree in Early Childhood Studies (MSECS) and partners with the National Association for Family Child Care  (NAFCC) as a  certified NAFCC National Observer and Trainer.  She is also a highly recognized New  York State EarlyLearn Credential Trainer,  and an approved instructor to NYC childcare providers.  


 Ms. Angie also holds a Master'€™s Degree in Nutrition and is a Registered Dietitian with specialization in  young children. She has a deep understanding  about the nutritional needs for growing healthy minds  and bodies.  Her tools as a knowledgeable nutrition professional assures her program’s menus and  curriculum are balanced to meet the needs of the individual children with a focus on obesity  prevention and optimal motor development.


 Also, Ms. Angie is an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC)  and an experienced  La Leche League Leader. She ensures her program is a breastfeeding friendly  environment supporting  the  mother'€™s breastfeeding goals. She believes that selecting an  understanding and supportive early  learn  program is a crucial step for many mothers to achieve their  breastfeeding goals specially after  returning to work. 


 Ms. Angie has the expertise to create a high-quality early learn curriculum to support early  development through enriching learning experiences.  It  is her goal to create the highest quality  levels in early care for NYC children.  

 

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Lissette Reyes (Ms Lee), Early Educator at BFLC Pelham Gardens

Ms. Lee has been an integral part of the Brilliant Futures Family. She started as an assistant with the passion to educate children. During the 4 years at Brilliant Futures, she completed her CDA credential, opened and managed BFLC Pelham Gardens, and became the lead teacher. This site is a Reggio Emilia inspired early learn program. The environment both indoors and outdoors promotes child-centered exploration and discovery. Currently BFLC Pelham Gardens obtained a contract with the Department of Education to provide PreK for All services. 4 year-old children in Pelham Gardens will receive FREE Prek Program in this beautiful site. Brilliant Futures Graduates get priority seating at BFLC Pelham Gardens. www.BFLCKids.com 

Brenda Vazquez, Lead Teacher at Radcliff Avenue

Ms. Brenda joined Brilliant Futures because she was attracted to its philosophy and approach to early childhood education.  She wanted to learn from Ms. Angela Salas and gain experience in a high quality early learn program. Ms Brenda joined the team with over 10 years of experience working with young children. She has her Child Development Associate (CDA) credential, Ms Brenda is CPR and First Aid certified, and she is accredited through the National Association of Family Childcare (NAFCC). Ms. Brenda has amazing organizational skills. She is a team player and runs the school like a strong leader. The children love her.  They enjoy learning from her enthusiastic attitude. 
Luz Batt-Villa, Lead Teacher at Arnow Avenue

Ms. Luz has many years working in a child care setting. She has been a student of Ms. Angela Salas for the past two years completing 120 hours of CDA training. Ms Luz has received rigorous professional development and coaching to undertake the task of managing her own Brilliant Futures site.  Ms Luz has worked in a diverse environment with parents of various backgrounds and cultures. Ms. Luz has a calm & nurturing disposition .  Ms Luz is patient and loving with our youngest little ones.  She has a smile that lights up the room and young children naturally gravitate towards  her cheerful personality. Ms. Luz enjoys reading books and playing games. She is prepared to follow Brilliant Futures philosophy and curriculum. We are excited to WELCOME Ms. Luz to the team!