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Our Professional Staff

 

Elizabeth A. Geary, M.Ed., LMSW
Director of Community Program Centers of Long Island, Inc.

Betsy brings more than thirty years of educational, social work and program administration experience to her role as Director of Community Program Centers of Long Island, Inc. (CPC), the sponsoring agency of The Children's Community Head Start and Early Head Start. She completed a Bachelors degree at Rhode Island College and Masters degrees at Boston College and Hunter College School of Social Work. Providing services that support individuals and families caring for their young children or elderly parents has been the hallmark of her professional life. Betsy's leadership is directed toward establishing and maintaining systems that promote excellence in every area of our service.

Chrissy BeatyChrissy Beatty
The Children’s Community Head Start- Director

cbeatty@cpclongisland.org

Chrissy has worked in Early Childhood Education for over 25 years. Her career began at the Community Program Centers of Long Island, Inc. in 1997 as a Preschool Teacher. As her experience grew, she progressively took on more responsibility. In 2003 Chrissy joined The Children’s Community Head Start as the Education and Disabilities Manager/Site Supervisor for the Ronkonkoma Center with responsibility for supervising and mentoring teaching staff, curriculum implementation, maintaining collaborative relationships with several local school districts and ensuring children are screened as required. Chrissy was promoted to Assistant Director/Education Manager in 2014, where she was committed to ensuring that staff, children and families reach their full potential. Most recently, Chrissy has been appointed to the position of Head Start Birth-to-Five Program Director. She believes that children need to be socially, academically, and emotionally prepared for school and success in life, and that the success of the family is directly related to the success of the child. Her new role gives her the opportunity to become more involved in the community, address ongoing community issues, and work together for the common goals of our families. Chrissy holds a B.S. in Elementary Education and is completing her Masters in Early Childhood Education: Administration, Leadership and Management.

Kerry-Ann HosekKerry-Ann Hosek, B.A.
Assistant Director/Home-Based Manager

Kerry-Ann has been in the field of Early Childhood Education and employed with the Community Program Centers of Long Island, Inc. (CPC) since 2000. She holds an A.A.S in Early Childhood Education, from Suffolk County Community College; a B.A. In Communication Disorders from St. Joseph’s College; and classes toward her M.S. Degree in Early Childhood, Leadership, and Administration. She began as an assistant toddler teacher and instantly developed a passion for the field. In her time with CPC she has held positions of Child Care Teacher, Head Start Teacher, Assistant Program Director for Early Discoveries, Home Based Program Manager, and is now the Assistant Director for the Children’s Community Head Start Birth to Five Program. Each of her roles has helped her gain a strong understanding of overall Head Start operations and has shaped her personal philosophy on Early Childhood Education --that children learn and develop through experiences and a trusting and nurturing environment. She also believes that parent engagement in a child’s education is key for educational success.