About Healthy Kids Early Learning

A part of Healthy Kids Programs, which has been providing

Before/After School, Summer Camp and Remote Learning Programs  throughout New York State since 2003, Healthy Kids Early Learning focuses on

Infant, Toddler, Preschool and Pre-K Programs.

Our Mission

Our Executive Team

Jennifer Dale Stack
Executive Director of Early Learning

jennifer@healthykidsprograms.com

Our Healthy Kids Early Learning Center’s mission is to provide a safe, nurturing, and engaging early learning environment that effectively supports the needs of our children to enter kindergarten with the social, emotional, and academic skills to be happy and successful.

We creatively implement our structured curriculum in a well-designed classroom space with regular assessments to enhance and challenge each child's social, emotional, and learning development and spark each child's creative individualism.  We believe that with structured guidance, best-practice teaching strategies, and gifted staff, each child will reach their developmental milestone with the overall goal of preparing each child to enter a school-age program. 

Chandra Richardson

Poughkeepsie

Early Learning Center Director

chandra@healthykidsprograms.com

Chandra is also the lead teacher in the Preschool Room. She has been working with children for 18 years and has been with Healthy Kids ELC since September 2019.

She has her dual Masters in Early Childhood Education and Curriculum and Instruction.

In her spare time, she is usually enjoying moments with her son and her family.

"I work with children because I enjoy having fun with them, laughing with them and watching them grow.  I enjoy building long lasting relationships with the children and making connections that go beyond the classroom."

Hilary Langworthy

Town of Webb 

Early Learning Center Director

hillary@healthykidsprograms.com

Hilary is also the lead teacher in the Preschool Room.

She has her Masters in Secondary Education, Bachelors in English Language Arts, Montessori Certification, and a Child Development Associates specializing in Preschool.

Hillary lives locally with her husband, Kirk, her two step boys and a daughter who attends daycare in the infant room.

"I am happy to be able to provide childcare to the children of our very small knit and special community. I take pride in educating our future Eskimos."

Laura Lyness
SUNY Sullivan 
Early Learning Center Director
laura@healthykidsprograms.com

Laura is also the Lead Teacher for the Healthy Kids Early Learning Program at SUNY Sullivan. Having moved to NYC after graduating high school, she attended Hunter College, where she graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education focused on ELA. Laura then continued on at Hunter College, receiving her Masters of Science in Education with a focus on Math and Science.

She has worked as a Pre-K teacher in a private preschool, where she eventually became the Director and has also taught 3rd grade for 11 years!  

"Having worked with varying ages and being a mother myself who turned to homeschooling during the pandemic, I know how important early learning for a child is. Not only does it foster learning, exploration, social skills and adaptive skills, it fosters a sense of self and independence, and provides the social and emotional development of each child so they can flourish. Now being a part of the Healthy Kids family, I am beyond thrilled I get to bring this to your children everyday!"