Poppyseed ~ Director/Video



                                                                     Gail Ionescu                              * ( VIDEO below)



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             Gail Ionescu, M.S.W., C.S.W., is the director of Poppyseed Pre-Nursery which she founded in 1986.  She has been a member of the faculty of the 92nd Street Y Parenting Center where she led mother/toddler groups in the “Park Bench” program, “Rock ‘n Roll for Infants” and “Tell Me a Story, Dance Me a Dance.”  She also worked with toddlers at Mount Sinai Hospital’s Infant Evaluation Unit, at Spence Chapin’s Children’s House and at the Infant Research Nursery.

            Mrs. Ionescu completed her Master’s degree in Clinical Social Work at Fordham University and is certified by the New York State Board of Regents. Her undergraduate training was in Early Childhood Education.  Her post-graduate work was at New York Center for Psychoanalytic Training.

            Mrs. Ionescu has had valuable experience in the fields of music and theatre.  She was the assistant director of the “First All Children’s Theatre,” conducted workshops for children in improvisation, combining music and movement, and has studied classical piano.  With her background, she brings a unique combination of experiences to your child.