The YWCA of Jamestown has added Susan Amatuzzo as the organization's new early care and education director.
"We are very pleased to have Susan Amatuzzo join us at the YWCA as the new early care and education director," said Beth Oakes, YWCA Jamestown executive director. "She brings a solid foundation of child development to the position and is passionate about serving children and families in our community."
Susan received her master's in education in childhood literacy and bachelor's in education with a concentration in early childhood from SUNY Albany. She holds New York state teaching certifications in early childhood and childhood education. Her previous experiences include teaching Head Start in Dunkirk and as a substitute teacher for Fredonia Central School and Cassadaga Valley school districts.
"I feel very fortunate to have been chosen for this position," said Amatuzzo. "I have stepped into a program that truly values the needs of young children and their families. Our qualified and caring staff has a firm grasp on the importance of providing developmentally appropriate experiences for all of our children that foster social and emotional, cognitive, fine and gross motor skills, and academic growth. I look forward to working with the experienced staff, the children and their families in order to continue to make this quality early childhood program a success."