We are the founders of Village Tree House, Marisa & Marissa! Our passion has always been focused on early childhood education and development. Collectively we have over two decades working within the Hoboken childcare and early education field. We look forward to continuing to experience the growth and learning of young children, and offering ongoing support to the parents in our community.
Hi, I'm Marisa! I was born and raised in Hoboken and still live locally with my husand (no plans to ever leave!) My grandparents founded a local business which is still run by their grandchildren and watching them strive to improve not only their lives but the lives of the community has been a source of inspiration for me from a young age.
While pursuing my undergraduate degree, I took on a part time job at a Hoboken childcare center. This part time job ignited a passion for early childhood development and lead to over a decade working in the childcare field. I completed my Master's Degree at New Jersey City University in 2013 and have served as an executive director for almost 8 years now and gained my head teacher endorsement more than 7 years ago.
In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my large family of my mom, siblings, nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and cousins!
Hello! I'm Marissa. I'm a mom of two - a toddler and a teen. Experiencing the space constraints of raising children in an urban environment has catapulted Village Tree House into existence. I like to say that Village Tree House is the playroom of my toddler's dreams!
I began my career in the childcare field while studying early childhood education at The College of New Jersey almost 2 decades ago. When I relocated, I began working locally in administration at a childcare center here in Hoboken where I have remained for the past 13 years.
With all of my family living outside of the area, I understand the need for community support. It is my goal to be a source of support and to offer advice to other parents in these early stages of development
My free time is spent traveling and enjoying time with my wife and kids!