Our Staff


At Berry Patch, together we make a family. We consider ourselves a home away from home for children and their families. We encourage family participation within the classroom. We love to celebrate holidays with our families. We have an annual Thanksgiving Feast, Easter Egg Hunt, and Christmas party. We hold a Grandparents Breakfast every year.

Our teachers love to play and interact with the children. They love to get messy with the children during art projects. They are experienced, caring individuals who love their jobs. They are invested in the success and development of each child.

Teachers participate in hours of professional development every year! All of our staff are trained in First Aid, CPR, Blood Pathogens and the use of an Epipen.

When looking for a school for your child, there are so many questions that need answers. We are here to answer those questions. Please do not hesitate to call!


Terri Crosbie, Director

Terri has been committed to Early Childhood Education for over 30 years. She is a true advocate for the importance of developing the brain at an early age through a safe and nurturing environment and the implementation of a developmentally appropriate curriculum. She is NJ State Certified in both Preschool and Elementary Education. Terri believes that a positive self-image and the development of self-confidence provides the foundation for life-long learning and a love of school.


Ms. Betsy, Butterfly Classroom

Ms. Betsy has been with the Berry Patch for 12 years! She is the head teacher in the Butterfly classroom. She is certified in first aid and CPR, and has her CDA (child development associate). She has been working with young children since 1998.


Ms. Lisa, Busy Bee Classroom

Ms. Lisa has been the Head Teacher in the Busy Bee classroom for 8 years. She is a mother of two and a very proud and happy grandmother. She has worked in early childhood for 24 years- 12 years of which have been as head teacher. She has a CDA and is certified in CPR and first aid.


Ms. Lillian, Butterfly Classroom

Ms. Lillian is one of our teacher assistants, and she mainly works in our Butterfly classroom.  She is a mother and grandmother, and has many years of experience working with young children. Ms Lillian is certified in CPR and First Aid.  


Ms. Tammy, Infant/Toddler Room

Ms. Tammy comes to us with lots of experience with children. She has raised her own children, as well as working as a caregiver. She is a very gentle, calm and thoughtful person who you can see loves children from the minute you see her with them. She is diligent in her care and always has the child’s safety, health and welfare in mind, along with lots of TLC. The children love her and she loves them. We are very happy to have her here at Berry Patch. Ms. Tammy is certified in CPR and First Aid.


Ms. Debbie, Aftercare/Afternoon, Butterfly Classrom

Ms. Debbie cares for our afternoon Pre-K class and the aftercare children that attend Berry Patch. She has many years of experience caring for children as a nurse in a doctor's office. She is now realizing her first dream of teaching young children and she has proven to be a warm, nurturing, understanding and patient teacher. She shows the utmost respect for the children in her care. Ms. Debbie has two grown children of her own. She is also certified in CPR and First Aid.


Ms. Dee, Infant/Toddler Room

Ms. Dee has many years of experience working with children. She is wonderfully patient, kind and soft spoken. She is a very gentle presence in the room and the children are very comfortable and secure under her care. Ms. Dee is also certified in CPR and First Aid.