Windell Spaulding | Executive Director
Windell Spaulding is a youth development professional, with over 15 years of Non-Profit Executive Management experience. Windell holds a B.A. in History from the State University of New York at Potsdam.
Windell began his executive management career with Central Park Conservancy as Director of Camp Central Park, followed by Unit Director of Madison Square Boys & Girls Club, Director of After School Programs for the Boys & Girls Club of Newburgh, and Director of Cornerstones for Phipps Neighborhoods. In these roles he was responsible for developing and executing wide ranging youth development through adult programing, while also serving as lead administrator. Windell has developed a passion, for engaging youth and parents in activities that fostered physical, social, educational, and emotional growth.
Windell has a proven track record of transformative leadership, which resulted in high staff retention rates, parent and participant satisfaction, and a spotless safety record. He has always maintained open honest communication and an open-door policy with both parents and staff.
In his spare time, he enjoys traveling with his family, reading professional management journals and books, and penning his first book.
Joe Cubello |Director of Operations
Joe started working at Children’s Place at the Plaza in 2013. He holds a B.S. degree in Business Management which he earned from Siena College in 2011.
During his free time Joe likes being outside and enjoying nature. He is an avid snowboarder during the winter months and spends most of his free time fly fishing and golfing in the summer.
Tara Henderson | State Ed Center Director
Tara Henderson has been in the early childhood field for a total of 18 years, with experience as a floater, assistant toddler teacher, and a lead toddler teacher. Tara was the assistant director of the Children's Corner Daycare prior to the merger. She believes in making a difference in the lives of the children and families that we serve.
Along with being dedicated to our center, she is also a dedicated wife and mother of two wonderful children. In her free time, Tara likes to cook, dance, and read...but most of all, spend quality time with her family.
Beth Chittenden | Preschool Director
Beth Chittenden has been an educator since 2000 working in local public schools. As an elementary teacher, she has taught in classes from kindergarten to 6th grade. Beth has redirected her focus to the early childhood field and joined Children’s Place in November of 2018. She enjoys providing new learning experiences to children of all ages.
During her free time Beth enjoys sewing and working with the many animals on her farm. She enjoys camping, boating and horseback riding. She is a mother of two grown daughters and enjoys spending time with them.
Ellen Rumsey |Infant/Toddler Specialist
Ellen started working at the Children’s Place in 2012 as the lead teacher in the Peach Room. She earned her CDA in 2005 and has more than 30 years of experience working directly with infants and toddlers. Ellen has a love of reading to children and when she enters a classroom, is frequently greeted by friends with books in hand.
Ellen enjoys walking and can be found on the concourse and/or plaza each day. She spends free time with her husband and enjoys trying new restaurants.
Children's Place at the Plaza Infant Staff
Children's Place at State Ed Infant Staff
Children's Place at the Plaza Toddler Staff
Children's Place at State Ed Toddler Staff
Children's Place at the Plaza Preschool Staff
Children's Place at State Ed Preschool Staff
Children's Place at the Plaza Float Teachers
Children's Place at State Ed Float Teachers
Children's Place at the Plaza Cook
Children's Place at State Ed Cook