Meet Our Directors
Our curriculum was created by our Directors, mother/daughter duo –
Gladys Arroyo and Amanda Astor.
studied early childhood development in Rutgers University and was also a childcare provider for many years through the KinderCare franchise. She was even her daughter’s preschool leader in St Jude School of Florida! Gladys is known for her heartwarming bond with every child that enrolls. Parents affectionately have nicknamed her “the baby whisperer” as she has an expertise in comforting children and making their transition into daycare an ease. Gladys is focused on creating an environment for children to thrive in based on safe routines, uplifting education, BEHAVIORAL COACHING, positive reinforcement and structure.
left corporate America to begin her own brand and fill the void she saw in the childcare industry in Brooklyn. She is a Brooklyn College Alumni with a focus on Finance and Accounting. She held senior executive roles in international retail brands and opened over 24 stores throughout the country. Running brands like Vince Camuto, Guess and DVF has provided her tremendous experience on coaching and developing young minds and mentoring future executives. Her experience in marketing, training, management, talent acquisition, human resources and branding have contributed to the rapid growth of Home Sweet Home – The Brooklyn Daycare.
Together, both directors
stay true to their standards of childcare excellence, quality care, pristine facilities, effective educational curriculum, healthy meal options and life long relationships with the families that enroll. We have a 100% student retention rate and almost all of our new students are based on referrals from happy parents. We are so honored to have earned the trust of over 100 families in the Brooklyn area to be their childcare provider and help create future leaders and confident students!