HOW DID WE GET HERE?
Fabiola Santos-Gaerlan (Honeydew’s Founder and Executive Director) and Zuleika Hines (BBL’s Founder and Executive Director) met when Fabiola took Zuleika’s class at CUNY for Program Administration. They stayed friends since and now that Zuleika is transitioning out of early childhood’s day-to-day management, Fabiola is ecstatic to welcome BBL’s families and teachers into the Honeydew community.
Honeydew has served Brooklyn families since 1999. Our social emotional-centered program aligns with BBL’s culture and philosophy. Honeydew Drop strives to provide high-quality childcare, parental support, and leadership training for our teachers. At Honeydew Drop, the curriculum has a solid foundation in early childhood development with an emphasis on social-emotional health and development. Fabiola is committed to helping teachers and families understand children’s emotional lives. Because not until they grow the skills to express themselves, manage their emotions, and be independent will they be truly ready to learn their ABCs and 1-2-3’s.