Williamsburg Northside Infant & Toddler Center
Welcome to the Williamsburg Northside Infant & Toddler Center, affectionately known as the “ITC.” My name is Yolanda Uzzo and I have been the head of this wonderful program since its inception in 2009 as well as a member of the Northside teaching community for over 16 years. I am proud to have dedicated the majority of my career to serving the very Williamsburg neighborhood where I was born and raised, making the program uniquely special to me on both a professional as well as personal level. Prior to my role as ITC division head, I earned a Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Education from St. John’s University and worked as a preschool teacher, librarian/literacy instructor, and early intervention teacher. I find daily joy in observing the various ways in which Williamsburg Northside’s students (a group which includes my son, Dante) investigate, derive meaning from, and discover the wonder of our world.
It is my privilege to be part of such a nurturing community filled with inquisitive children, loving families, and passionate teachers who work closely together to design an enriching curriculum. Our work extends beyond the basic expectations of childcare and daycare programs in Brooklyn and Williamsburg. We respect the significance of the infant & toddler years in addition to laying a strong foundation for children’s future learning experiences in preschool and beyond. This is accomplished through engaging project work and rich sensory experiences housed in our beautiful three-story facility, which includes spacious classrooms, 2 gymnasium spaces, a library, art studio, loose parts atelier, and backyard garden.
I believe that infants and toddlers are highly capable individuals who construct their knowledge through interactions with adults, peers, and the environment. Guided by this belief, I, along with the entire ITC teaching team, am committed to utilizing family, as well as academic and community partnerships to support children in their journey as life-long learners.
Head of Infant & Toddler Center
Yolanda Uzzo, MSEd