Director of The Arc Westchester’s Children’s School for Early Development Honored by Child Care Council of Westchester
Westchester County, N.Y. (November 13, 2023) – The Arc Westchester today announced that Ann-Marie Sabrsula, Director, The Arc Westchester’s Children’s School for Early Development, was recently recognized by the Child Care Council of Westchester as an Early Education Hall of Heroes honoree. Ms. Sabrsula has been with The Arc Westchester for more than 30 years and is a longtime advocate for young children with developmental disabilities.
“Ms. Sabrsula is a vibrant leader whose commitment to early education – and intervention – significantly improves the lives of children with developmental disabilities,” Tibi Guzmán, Executive Director/CEO of The Arc Westchester, said. “We are grateful for her leadership, commitment and passion, and congratulate her on this well-deserved recognition from the Child Care Council of Westchester.”
Ms. Sabrsula has devoted her entire career to supporting children. She has worked in child and adolescent psychiatry, investigated instances of child neglect and, most recently, early childhood education. She began her work with infants and young children with developmental disabilities in 1990 and joined The Children’s School for Early Development in 1993. Since joining the organization as a Site Co-Supervisor, she has advanced to hold roles as Developmental Psychology Consultant/Resident Psychologist, Assistant Director and currently Director of The Children’s School for Early Development.
The Arc Westchester’s Children’s School for Early Development provides educational, social and support services for children from birth to five years of age and their families. As an early childhood education provider, The Children’s School offers a variety of inclusion classrooms through our long-standing collaborative relationships with nursery schools, child care centers, and public school Pre-K programs throughout Westchester County. In addition, The Children’s School has established a variety of highly specialized center-based classrooms for preschoolers with autism spectrum disorder located in small settings as well as in a variety of community- based settings.
About The Arc Westchester
The Arc Westchester, founded in 1949, is the largest agency in Westchester County supporting children, teens and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, including individuals on the autism spectrum, and their families. The organization’s 700 employees provide more than 2,000 individuals throughout the county with a broad range of innovative and effective programs and services designed to foster independence, productivity and participation in community life.
The mission of The Arc Westchester is to empower children, teens and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, including individuals on the autism spectrum, to achieve their potential by strengthening families and encouraging personal choices, abilities and interests.
The Arc Westchester is a chapter of The Arc USA and The Arc New York.