Madey named executive director of Pelham Children’s Center, replacing La Bar

Madey named executive director of Pelham Children’s Center, replacing La Bar

Courtesy Pelham Children's Center

Editor’s note: This press release was provided by the Pelham Children’s Center.

The Board of Directors of Pelham Children’s Center is excited to announce the appointment of its new Executive Director, J. Stephen Madey.

Madey will take over as Executive Director on July 30th and replaces Nicole La Bar, who recently departed PCC after six years to pursue other opportunities.

J. Stephen Madey

Steve brings extensive experience in early childhood education, having previously served as Director of Education at Ferncliff Manor, a director of two preschools, and the founder of a non-profit organization, the Miracle League of Westchester.

“Steve brings a passion for creative learning and a business acumen that will be critical in allowing us to attract and retain top teaching talent, make improvements to the center, and to grow our programs,” says Board President, Tracy Shekane. “We are grateful for all the work Nicole has done throughout the years and we wish her the best in her future endeavors.”

“I’m excited to be a part of such an important and storied institution in Pelham, and to bring new energy to the Center’s mission: bringing high quality, developmentally appropriate childcare, education and enrichment programs to a culturally and economically diverse group of children,” says Madey.

About Pelham Children’s Center

Pelham Children’s Center is a not-for-profit early child care and education center in the town of Pelham, NY. Incorporated in 1970, the center provides services to preschool children ages 18 months to 5 years old at the RJ Daronco Town House in addition to before- and after-school programming at the Hutchinson Elementary School. Both programs are licensed by the Office of Children and Family Services.

The Center is open year-round from 7:30AM – 6:00PM and offers high quality and developmentally appropriate childcare, education and enrichment programs to a culturally and economically diverse group of children. Our program fosters children’s intellectual, emotional, social and physical development. The Center strives to make its program affordable to families varying financial means and, to this end, provides tuition assistance for many children.