One of our two new locations, the St. Paul Street location is our first school in Brookline.
Our Brookline Preschool
Our fabulous new Brookline location is located in St. Paul’s Church on St. Paul St., which sits nicely between Brookline Village and the Longwood Medical area. We are thrilled to have this beautifully designed, bright and sunny preschool as our new home in Brookline. Our cozy new preschool is boutique-ish with four small classrooms serving toddlers, preschoolers and PreK children. Our fenced in onsite playground is large, inviting, and perfect for exploring nature and releasing tons of energy!
We look forward to meeting you on a tour of our new space soon!
Jannia Brunson-Perez joined Pine Village in April 2013, and we are thrilled to have her as the inaugural director of our Brookline location. She has been working in the early childhood field for over twenty years. Jannia received her Bachelor’s in Educational Studies from Salem State College in 1996. Shortly after graduation, she started teaching at a childcare center in Cambridge, where she worked for ten years. She started in a toddler classroom and then worked in a preschool and Pre-K classroom. After a few years, she was promoted to center director. Before coming to Pine Village, she worked at Catholic Charities, first position in a preschool classroom where she assisted them in becoming NAEYC accredited. From there she went on to supervise childcare homes where she offered support in curriculum, maintaining EEC regulations, and a multitude of other support. Her most recent work with Catholic Charities was with children and families involved with the Department of Children and Families. In this position she offered support to both families and child care providers, and helped with community resources if and when needed.
Jannia is committed to working with young children and their families. She truly believes that providing young children with a quality early childhood experience is very important to their growth and development. A nurturing environment where teachers provide an array of learning experiences and foster the home/school connection can also make for a valuable early childhood experience. She is excited to work at Pine Village Preschool and use her skills and experience to create new and exciting opportunities for teachers and families.
Of Costa Rican and Puerto Rican decent, Jannia grew up in Chelsea, Mass. She attended school in Chelsea and high school in Wakefield. She and her husband are proud parents of three wonderful boys. She also has a beautiful 3-year-old granddaughter. On most weekends you will see Jannia and her husband attending one or two of the boy’s basketball or football games.