Emily Andrews is an early childhood development specialist and special educator. She has been at the nursery school since 2012, and is honored and excited to work with the wonderful staff and teachers. Emily is also an independent consultant at a variety of private preschools and works one-on-one with children and families.
Emily has worked in numerous early childhood settings in New York City for over 10 years in several roles, including classroom teacher, Special Education Itinerant Teacher (SEIT), program director, and consultant. She has unique program development experience, having helped launch both an afterschool program and an inclusion preschool, and has insights into what skills a child may need to strengthen to thrive in a variety of educational settings.
Emily received a dual master’s degree in early childhood education and special education from the Bank Street College of Education in 2007. In 2010, she was honored to be selected as one of 12 individuals for Bank Street’s Autism Annotation program, a U.S. federal fellowship that focuses on deepening one’s preparation to work with students on the autism spectrum. Emily is passionate about supporting all children’s learning and classroom readiness skills, including attention, executive functioning, social cognition, and, most importantly, confidence. She believes that children acquire these skills most successfully when they are introduced through individualized play techniques that draw upon their true interests and strengths.
Emily is also a parent to a lively and charming daughter, born in 2013.