Milenis Gonzalez to Oversee Childcare Facility Located in Tower Building on Newburgh Campus

PHOTO: Milenis GonzalezMIDDLETOWN, N.Y. -- SUNY Orange recently named Milenis Gonzalez as the new director of the Newburgh campus Lab School, the College’s childcare facility located in the Tower Building at the foot of Lower Broadway.

Gonzalez, who has more than 13 years of experience, was most recently an early childhood classroom coach at Bank Street College of Education, a premiere Lab School in Manhattan. She was involved with a research project at Bank Street that focused on developing math skills in preschool children. That research will be beneficial in shaping the math curriculum at the College’s Newburgh Lab School.

She earned a master’s degree in early childhood education and has been a director, head preschool teacher and classroom coach.

“We are excited to have Milenis on our team. We have great growth potential at our Newburgh Lab School and Milenis will help us expand our ability to serve the children and families in the Newburgh area,” said Jennifer Mirecki, assistant professor of education at SUNY Orange and supervisor of the College’s Lab Schools. “The Education Department and the Lab Schools share the early childhood philosophy of the Bank Street School for Children. We both value an experience-based, child-centered program, focused on valuing each child’s uniqueness in a developmentally appropriate environment.”

The Lab School welcomes the children of SUNY Orange students, College faculty and staff, as well as community members in its infant, toddler and preschool rooms. Universal Pre-K education on the Newburgh campus is also available in cooperation with the Newburgh Enlarged City School District.

Children ranging in age from six weeks through preschool enjoy learning through play under the direction of college-educated teaching staff. The Newburgh Lab School is located on the first floor of the Tower Building at One Washington Center in Newburgh. For a tour of the Lab School, call (845) 341-9056. More information can be found at

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