Our Staff at Pre-K in the Park

Mrs. Heather Stewart

Director of Pre-K in the Park


Mrs. Heather is the founder, owner and director of Apple Blossom Bunch Day Care which includes “Apple House” and “Pre-K  in the Park”. She is also the morning lead teacher at Pre-K in the Park. The philosophy and curriculum of both programs were created and developed by Mrs. Heather. Her motto ‘whole child care’ is supported in all aspects of the school. As a director to her amazing staff, Mrs. Heather holds her staff to this motto, because in a busy world, young children deserve the very best care. Childhood is only a one-time experience!

Mrs. Heather has a B.A. from Long Island University. She has worked with children for over twenty years, both as a mother and an educator. Mrs. Heather is a certified postpartum doula, and a certified Lifeway teacher. She brings to both programs her unique gifts of storytelling, singing, puppetry, and crafting.

 Mr. Ben LaPoint

Head Teacher Pre-K in the Park

Mr. Ben has a B.S. in Natural Resource Management and Policy from Paul Smith College and an A.S. in Communications/Media Arts from Adirondack Community College.  Mr. Ben has a background as an environmental educator, working with children of all ages. He has a love of all things nature. His enthusiasm for teaching science, plant identification and everyday life skills is always mixed with humor and joy.   Mr. Ben is in his second year teaching at Pre-K in the Park.