Get to know our teachers!
We pride ourselves on hiring only the absolute best for our Beach Friends! Get to know our teachers below!
Timothy Kanhai, Beach Friend’s Director/Owner
Timothy Kanhai is the owner of Beach Friend’s Sensory Club. He has a bachelor’s degree in early childhood development and a CDA certificate. He lives in Long Beach with his two new young children.
Tara Balestriere, Beach Friend’s Co-director
Beach Friend’s co-director, Tara Balestriere, has worked with children from birth-15 years of age for the past fifteen years. Tara’s experience includes working with children with Autism, speech delays, sensory processing disorder, and other disabilities as well as typically developing children. She has experience working with children in their homes as well as teaching her own classes in the NYC Department of Education. She also has experience in Special Education and Applied Behavior Analysis. Her education includes Bachelor’s in Sociology, Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Special Education as well as coursework in Behavior Analysis. Tara is certified in both general education Birth-6th grade as well as special education birth-6th grade.
Regina Glamore, Head Teacher
Beach Friends Sensory Club’s head teacher, Regina Glamore holds a bachelor’s degree in music and a certificate in music education. Regina also has a Master of Science degree in psychology. Regina first started her career as both a paraprofessional and teachers assistant. She then worked as a direct support professional and moved her way up to house Manager and eventually went on to open her own group home. Later she was hired as an elementary music teacher for the New York City Department of Education. She worked for the New York City Department of Education for 6 years. Regina decided to take a position at Beach Friends Sensory club for the freedom of teaching children without the political aspects of it. She could then also pursue her own music school: magical music with Miss Regina. Today, Regina resides in sound Beach with her husband and daughter Persephone.
Teresa Vitucci, Assistant Teacher
Beach Friends’s assistant teacher, Teresa Vitucci has a bachelor’s degree in early childhood/childhood education from Molloy College. She has taught in a first grade and third grade classrooms. She has also babysat and tutored children of different ages for several years. She is very patient, organized, and a quick learner. She also has a couple of years experience with customer service which taught her how to solve issues quickly and effectively. Teresa is currently obtaining her master’s in educational technology.
Katherine Winter, Assistant Teacher
Beach Friend’s assistant teacher, Teresa Winter raised three children as a stay-at-home mom for 17 years. During that time, she volunteered with the PTA and helped start many programs and fundraisers here in the Long Beach schools. After returning to work she was employed at Magnolia daycare for 14 years, working as an assistant teacher. She thoroughly enjoys working with the young children grow.
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Beach Family Daycare provides childcare and early learning for families in Long Beach, Island Park, and surrounding areas.