Here We Grow Preschool & Daycare Team

Experienced & Dedicated Teachers

Nicole Varipapa

M.S. Elementary Education

B.S. Communication Disorders

M.S. Speech Language Pathology


Miss Nicole is the co-founder of Here We Grow Preschool & Daycare. Miss Nicole has twenty years of teaching experience. She began teaching for the NYC Department of Education in 2000. During her years as an educator she completed her Masters of Science in Speech Language Pathology. She has worked as a speech language pathologist for the NYC Department of Education, the NJ Early Intervention System and public schools throughout Monmouth and Middlesex counties.
Miss Nicole has worked with children with a variety of abilities and disabilities. She is trained in Applied Behavior Analysis.
Miss Nicole believes that every child has a unique learning style, and all learners should be supported and encouraged through a wide variety of materials.

Cathy Manfredi
MA Counseling
BA Psychology/Child Development
Licensed PreK-Elementary Teacher NY/NJ


Miss Cathy is the co-founder of Here We Grow Preschool & Daycare. Miss Cathy has 25 years experience working with children in New York and New Jersey Public Schools, as well as private daycare centers as a Teacher and Professional Development Administrator. She has implemented Math and Science programs in Preschools throughout New Jersey.

Miss Cathy believes that all children can reach their full potential with the right tools and encouragement! It is important to have these tools available in the early years of education and learning, in order to build upon them for future educational growth and development.