Our Director

Yolanda Dodson, DirectorYolanda Dodson was appointed Executive Director of the Elizabeth Mascia Child Care Center effective September 1, 2021. Yolanda was a Head Start Director in Tarrytown, NY since 2020. In addition, she was a Head Start Director of Yonkers Children’s Place, in Yonkers, NY and St. Matthew’s Child Care in Ossining, NY. Yolanda has over 15 years of experience in the Early Childhood field. She has been an advocate for Children and Early Childhood in Westchester for over 12 years.

In addition to holding Bachelors, in Social Psychology, she has a Masters Degrees in Education with a Foundation in Behavior Analysis from University of Cincinnati.

Yolanda’s philosophy of education is one based on learning through play in a nurturing environment that focuses on positive learning experiences.

Yolanda believes: “Children thrive when they feel nurtured and loved. All children should have the opportunity to be in a program that offers a safe developmentally appropriate learning environment, with nurturing teachers. Children should be offered positive learning experiences, throughout the day, that prepares them with the school readiness skills they will need to succeed.” The Elizabeth Mascia Child Care Center, excels in “best practices” in Early Childhood, Before and After-School Age care.


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