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Hunterdon County YMCA Welcomes New Director of Early Childhood Education

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CLINTON TWP., NJ - The Hunterdon County YMCA welcomes Michael Reisman as the Director of Early Childhood Education. Reisman is a career early childhood professional with New Jersey roots. 

Originally from New Jersey, Reisman studied philosophy and journalism at Rutgers. After graduating, he moved to the Pacific Northwest where he discovered early childhood education while working for Head Start as a substitute teacher’s assistant. In 2005, Reisman took his first full-time teaching position at Small Faces Child Development Center in Seattle where he taught pre-kindergarten for five years. 

During that time, Reisman returned to school to learn the skills and practices of the early childhood teacher. He attended North Seattle Community College under the mentorship of Tom Drummond (ret.), and went on to the University of Washington (Seattle) where in 2011 he earned a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership with a concentration in Educational Psychology and Early Childhood/Family Studies. 

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Reisman directed a small private early learning center in Seattle for two years before he and his wife Laura decided to move back to New Jersey with their young son to be closer to family. 

Since returning to New Jersey in 2012, Michael has served as Director of the Early Childhood Services Department for the JCC in West Orange, as well as Director of Operations for a private childcare organization with six schools throughout Northern New Jersey and New York.

Reisman joined the Hunterdon County YMCA Senior Management Team on Jan. 3.

“I’ve always wanted to work in a Y-based early childhood education program," Reisman said. "When the position in Hunterdon County opened up I jumped at the chance. Values-based early childhood programs make for better quality experiences for young children and their families.”

The YMCA Child Learning Center offers full day child care for infants, toddlers and preschoolers at the Round Valley Branch located at 1410 Route 22 West in Annandale. The Center provides a framework for individual and group learning experiences encouraging children to grow and develop at their own pace.

For more information about the Child Learning Center call 908-236-0055 ext. 4605. The Milford YMCA Preschool offers half-day preschool at the Milford Presbyterian Church, providing well-planned, learning rich experiences for young children in a supportive and nurturing environment. Registration is now open for the 2017-2018 school year. For more information about the Milford Preschool call 908-483-4623.

More information about the YMCA Early Childhood Education program can also be found at www.hcymca.org.

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