Our Pittsford center is located in a residential neighborhood at 211 Tobey Road. Every part of the center offers a home-like atmosphere. Storybook has been at this location since 1965, and is very much embedded in the Pittsford community. The center is licensed for 43 children, giving it that small personal feel.
This location has two amazing playgrounds and a large side yard for planting gardens, playing ball and exploring the outdoors.
We have made many upgrades to this location, including a large back deck with a screened in infant-porch, a new front walk, and freshly painted classrooms. We invite you to come take a tour to get a feel for the facility and staff.
To set up a tour please call Breann, our center Director at 585-381-7120 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org
211 Tobey Road
Pittsford, NY 14534
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Pittsford Center Director
Breann Krause began working at Storybook as the Director of Administration and was quickly promoted to Pittsford Center Director seven months later.
Since 2008, Breann has been teaching American Sign Language in both high school and college. She holds two New York State teaching certifications. One in American Sign Language grades 7-12 and the other Teacher of the Deaf grades K-12. Breann graduated from the National Technical Institute for the Deaf at Rochester Institute of Technology in 2008, with a Masters in Education. Prior to attending college Breann worked at a child care center in Brighton for four years as a lead teacher in both the infant and toddler classrooms. While working in child care, Breann earned her Child Development Associate (CDA). Breann also brings personal experience to Storybook. She has five children of her own. Breann brings experience, motivation and a willingness to learn new things to Storybook.
Lead Infant Teacher
Cindy Byers began her childcare career in 1986 when she graduated from Cazenovia College with a degree in Early Childhood Education. Cindy has always known that she wanted to make working with children her career. In 1995 Cindy was lucky enough to become a stay at home mom. However, 18 years later she went back into the workforce and began her career here at Storybook as the infant lead teacher.
Cindy has been a true asset to Storybook. She shows great sensitivity and respect for families and their culture, values, and beliefs. She is wonderful with the younger children. She is very creative when it comes to art activities with the infants. You can see all the cute projects around her classroom. Cindy also does a great job teaching little ones sign language. That way younger babies who cannot talk can communicate their needs with sign language. She is a very patient caregiver and responds to the needs of the babies very quickly.
Lead Toddler Teacher
Abby McGrath joined the Storybook team with more than 5 years experience working as a Lead Toddler Teacher, as well as nannying for private families. Her favorite thing about working with children is watching them grow and learn new things and she loves when they can open up and be silly.
When she's not at Storybook she enjoys spending time with her husband Matthew and son, Declan (who is also a student at Storybook). She also loves shopping, baking, crafting, coffee, hanging out with family and friends, and being outdoors.
Abby has been a great addition to Storybook in the Toddler room. She is able to keep the children's attention very easily when doing projects and activities with them. She loves to dance and get on the floor and play with them at their level.
Lead Pre-K Teacher
Katie joined the Storybook team with nine years of child care experience working with multiple ages between 2-5. She has a Bachelors Degree in Arts for Children and a minor in Music that she obtained at SUNY Brockport. Katie has been such an amazing addition to the Pre-K classroom. Her circle time and teaching techniques are amazing, and the children are excelling with her personalized spin on our curriculum!!
In her spare time, Katie loves cooking, singing, painting with acrylic paints and teaching piano lessons.
Sarah is a graduate of Fairport High School and she also attended BOCES for Child Development. Sarah typically works in the infant room but helps out as needed in other classrooms as well. She is a positive team player and contributes ideas, expertise, and time to the overall mission of Storybook. She is a very kind and very warm person who gets along very well with others. She has excellent communication skills and she is a reliable employee. Sarah expresses herself thoughtfully and is very patient towards each and every one of the students in her classroom.
She has an older sister named Nicole and a niece and nephew, whom she loves spending time with. Sarah also enjoys singing for her church choir, playing video games and spending time with her fiance, Sam.
Ashley is from Pittsford and graduated from East Rochester High School. She is currently studying accounting at SUNY Fredonia. Ashley is wonderful with any age group. She is very caring and patient to the children. Ashley has a positive cooperative relationship with colleagues, administrators, and parents. We are very happy that Ashley is a member of Storybook!
Summer Float/Classroom Assistant
Mollie Bleier is a wonderful addition to Storybook as a summer helper. She is a senior at Livonia High School and plans to go to college after she graduates and major in nursing. Mollie has been babysitting for five years and during that time earned her Red Cross babysitting certificate. Mollie is also a Jr. EMT and has taken CPR and first aid training. Mollie loves coming to Storybook to help out in all the classrooms and thoroughly enjoys getting on the floor and playing with all the different age groups.
Hannah grew up in Bloomfield, New York. After graduating high school, she attended the University of Buffalo where she earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Speech and Hearing Sciences. She plans to go back to school in the future and study speech pathology to earn her Master’s Degree and become an Early Intervention Speech Therapist.
Hannah has a great deal of experience working with children with special needs. She worked at a summer camp for 2 years in which the children had been diagnosed with conduct disorders. She has previously been on a circle for children on the Autism Spectrum.
Outside of school and work, Hannah is an avid reader and baker. She enjoys watching all the children here at Storybook explore, discover and grow.
Toddler Lead Teacher
Kelly began working at Storybook as a Preschool Assistant while attending college. She decided to put more focus into her studies and took a few months off from working at Storybook. Kelly returned to Storybook and is very close to earning her degree in Childhood Education.
Working with children has always been a passion of hers and she is excited to continue her journey at Storybook. Kelly's favorite age group is preschool, but she loves all age groups.
Outside of Storybook, Kelly loves being home with her dogs and being on her boat in the summer!
Infant Assistant Teacher
Abbey joined the Storybook team after a great deal of experience with children from babysitting that included children with special needs. She is a graduate of Honeoye Falls Lima High School and is currently attending St. John Fisher College studying nursing. She plans to graduate in 2021 with an RN degree and hopes to become either a neonatal nurse, or pediatric mental health nurse.
Abbey currently lives with her parents, her two cats, and her dog molly, that she loves dearly. In her free time, apart from school and work, she enjoys helping with a dog rescue, and riding her horse named Scout.
Michele grew up in Rochester, but has lived in Livonia for about 40 years. While she raised her own 3 children, Michele ran a childcare center out of her home for 10 years. Michele has had an integral part in raising her 6 grandchildren and is excited about the recent birth of her first great-grandchild.
In her spare time, Michele likes to swim, cook, bake, shop and hang out with her grandchildren. Her experience and love for children makes Michele a great fit for Storybook.
Juliana was born in New York City and has spent most of her life traveling the world. She spent many years in Hong Kong, Korea, and Italy before moving to Pittsford in 7th grade where she still resides. She is currently a senior at Pittsford Sutherland High School. After she graduates high school this June, Julian plans to attend college. She would like to major in biology and would someday like to become a pediatrician.
Juliana has been working as a babysitter and nanny for five years. She loves working with children of all ages and watching them learn. Juliana enjoys working at Storybook after school and all her interactions with the children in each room as the afternoon float.
In her spare time she enjoys working out, baking, and drinking coffee.