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Gail Reuther

I have been the Executive Director at the Mt. Olive Child Care & Learning Center since July 1982. After completing my Bachelor's Degree in Speech Correction and Spanish from Rutgers University, I pursued my Master of Arts Degree from Kean University in Early Childhood Education and also became a Certified Nursery School Teacher. Having worked in both small schools and larger schools (starting in Newark, then in Wharton, and subsequently in Mt. Olive Township), I bring classroom expertise as well as administrative business management credentials to my current position. I am a state-approved Master Trainer of Adults and also spend many hours networking with local and statewide colleagues to continually seek new information and innovative ways to respond to the needs and interests of the community. It has been my pleasure working with the thousands of children and families that we have served over the years, as well as our dedicated staff.
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Judy Murphy

I have been with MOCC&LC since 1998 as the Center’s Bookkeeper. I previously worked in banking operations for more than fifteen years. I have a BA in English from William Paterson University. Although I do not work directly with the children, I enjoy being around them and watching them thrive in the Center’s environment.
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Pat Araki

 I am very excited to be a member of the MOCCLC Team! 
Previously, I was an Instructional Aide in a local school district for 16 years, and I worked with all grade levels and lots of children needing individualized help.  Working with children has always made me happy!
I have a degree in Administrative Office Management from Western Illinois University.
I have 3 children and 2 grandsons.  In my spare time, I like to cook and bake and go on hikes with my husband.
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Bea Rosales

 I have many years of experience working at the Center with children.  Currently I have the pleasure of greeting our parents and children every day at the front desk.

I am fluent in Spanish and facilitate the Spanish Empowered Parent Program.
In my spare time I enjoy cooking, baking, reading, and spending quality time with my family


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Virginia Daniele

My name is Virginia Daniele. I began working at MOCC&LC in 1995. I have my CDA in Early Childhood Education and am also CPR and First Aid certified. I have three children and when I’m not working, I enjoy spending time with my family, gardening, and cooking.
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Christina Susco

Hello, may name is Christina, and i am the Young Infant Caregiver at MOCC&LC.  I have been in child care on and off since I graduated from the Culinary Institute of America. After having worked primarily in the restaurant and catering business for several years, I needed more time to spend with my 3 children. I love to be around children of all ages, but I especially enjoy being with Infants and helping them to learn: to nurture their growing minds.
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Jane Schwartz

Hi, my name is Jane Schwartz, and I am the assistant teacher in the Purple Bird Room. I have been employed by MOCC&LC since 2006 and received my CDA certification in 2008.

I enjoy spending time with the children, watching them learn and grow. Each day is a new experience! My goal is to provide the care and security the children need while they are away from home.


Green Birds

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Jackie Wentzel

I am a caregiver in the Green Bird (Toddler) room. I have worked for Mt. Olive Child Care & Learning Center for many years.. In March 2016 I received my CDA (Child Development Associates) for Infants and Toddlers. I love watching the children grow and learn new things.

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Linda Ramos

My name is Linda Ramos, a.k.a. Mrs. R. or Miss Linda. I have been with MOCC&LC since 1998. I have my CDA and I have worked with all of the various age groups in the center. I enjoy the toddlers the most, they are always moving and discovering.

I am married 49 years, have 4 children and 12 grandchildren. I am happy to call MOCC&LC my second home.


Brianne Rousseau

I have been working at the Center for the past 2 years, and I have had the pleasure of working with all age groups: Infants through School-Age Children.  I have an Associate Degree in Early Childhood Education from County College of Morris. Currently, I am studying at Montclair State University to obtain my Bachelor's in Elementary Education.  I have been working with children since age 15, and I can't imagine myself doing anything else!


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Emily Sturtevant

Hi, my name is Emily. I am a graduate of East Stroudsburg University with a Bachelor’s in Early Childhood Education. I have over 15 years of experience working with children in a preschool setting. Seeing children learn new skills is a wonderful experience that makes teaching so rewarding. When I am not at work, I enjoy being with my husband and daughter.
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Florencia Rodriguez


I have been working at the Center since November 2020, after having worked previously with primarily Toddlers at another area school.  I have my Associates Degree from County College of Morris.  Previously, I gained experience working in recreational supervision in a retail establishment.  I really enjoy being with children of all ages.
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Sofia Rodriguez

My name is Sofia Rodriguez, and I am a Teacher Assistant who also attends County College of Morris majoring in Psychology.  I have much experience working with children, and I find working with children fun and enjoyable.  I believe I learn a lot working with the children every day, and I'm happy to be helping families care for their children!

Purple Birds

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Suzann Smith

I am a certified teacher (P-3) and have a B.A. in Psychology. I’ve been teaching my whole adult life, with preschool being the majority of my experience. I have previously taught Kindergarten and have been a substitute teacher in grades P-6.

In my free time I enjoy reading, gardening, and my favorite past-time is spending time with my family.

“The first 5 years have so much to do with how the next 80 turn out” –Bill Gates
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Nancy Matias

I am a married mother of 2 children who are now adults. I have great respect for the child care field and understand the importance of child development. I’ve been working at MOCC&LC for 18 years and find it very rewarding to be a part of young children’s first educational experience. I live in Budd Lake and I am bi-lingual (Spanish and English). I enjoy working and playing with children and I enjoy decorating and gardening.


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Erica Schuhlein

I  have been working with children since my teenage years as a volunteer at a child care center.  I studied Early Childhood Education at a technical high school, and I later graduated from Centenary University with a B.A. in Individualized Studies with concentrations in Education and History.  I love working with children because I get to see them learn and grow on a daily basis.
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Sue Leone

I have worked at the center since 2006. Prior to working here I watched children in my home for 10 years. I received my CDA in 2008. I am married and have a son Ryan and a daughter Krista. My hobbies include book club, crafting, and shopping, but most of all, spending time with my family.

School Age Staff

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Brian Doyle

I graduated from East Stroudsburg University in 2000 with a BA in Physical Education. I started working for Mt. Olive Child Care September 2001 as a Lead Teacher at the Sandshore Before and After Care Programs. I have held many positions over the years and I am currently the School Age Program Supervisor.

I have always enjoyed being able to assist the children and families in any way that I can during or after program hours. Over the years I have kept in touch with some of them as they have gotten older and moved on from Mt. Olive Child Care. Some have even come back to work with us over the years.
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Sue Leone

I have worked at the center since 2006. Prior to working here I watched children in my home for 10 years. I received my CDA in 2008. I am married and have a son Ryan and a daughter Krista. My hobbies include book club, crafting, and shopping, but most of all, spending time with my family.


Mt. Olive Child Care & Learning Center

150 Wolfe Rd
Budd Lake, NJ 07828


(973) 426-1525