About Us

Our Learning Environment is an early childhood center for toddlers and preschoolers that centers around an academic and play-based developmentally appropriate curriculum.  In partnership with parents and families, we support the  social, emotional, physical, and intellectual education of children through a system of integrated learning.  We aim to ensure that each child achieves their own potential to become an independent, autonomous person who values and respects themselves, others, and their environment.

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1.  Our Learning Environment is an early childhood center for toddlers and preschoolers that centers around an academic and play-based, structured and developmentally appropriate curriculum. 

2. Our Eco-friendly educational center is uniquely designed to promote "green" living, with the use of  non-toxic materials and techniques, and with an emphasis on organic/healthy snacks.  Each year Our Learning Environment receives endorsement from the Eco-Healthy Child Care Council (EHCC).   

3.  Our Learning Environment is directed by Danielle Urrego, a New York State Certified School Psychologist and Special Education Teacher.  Danielle holds an advanced graduate degree from Fordham University's Graduate School of Education, where she was extensively trained  in the psychology of child development, behaviorism, and the development of early childhood curricula. 

Danielle Urrego
Danielle Urrego
Director
Danielle Urrego is the owner and director of Our Learning Environment. She is a New York State Certified School Psychologist and Special Education Teacher. Her distinctive dual certification provides a great pairing for working with children and their families in various capacities. Danielle holds an advanced graduate degree from Fordham University's Graduate School of Education, where she was extensively trained in the psychology of child development, Behaviorism, and the development of early childhood appropriate curricula. This unique blend of education enables her the opportunity to develop extremely creative and effective learning experiences that foster children's desire to discover and learn.

 

Danielle has a combined professional and personal experience of over 20 years working with children and families in various settings. She considers herself a behaviorist and has worked for many years teaching children with Autism, supervising and consulting in numerous educational and home-based settings, and providing parent and teacher training in behavior management, toilet training, assessment, and intervention. All of this, along with her with love of children and lifelong dream to open an early childhood center make Our Learning Environment a dynamic place for your child's early learning experiences.