Meet Our Early Childhood Instructors!

Elyse Ferdinand previously taught preschool at Adler Schools in Chicago - but has been teaching various early childhood classes here at the Community House for over 25 years! She loves helping children learn and grow through different activities each day. Elyse teaches Tiny Bits, Little Bits, and ABC's & 123's alongside Ola Muszynki.

Ola Muszynki brings over 21 years of preschool experience to the Community House, previously teaching toddlers through junior kindergarteners at Winnetka Public Nursery School. She believes that play is the foundation for all learning, helping become curious, explore and discover new things, and build relationships with others. Ola teaches Tiny Bits, Little Bits, and ABC's & 123's alongside Elyse Ferdinand.

Daniel Rosa, "Teacher Dan," is a talented multi-instrumentalist and popular teacher of piano, violin, guitar, bass guitar, banjo, mandolin, percussion, and voice here at the Community House. He's also the founder of the popular Music 'n' Me program for young children - as well as Top Note Music Academy. A graduate of USC with a degree in music, Dan enjoys sharing his love of music with everyone!

Celeste Cifala Roy is an early childhood movement, music, and yoga teacher at the Community House - she's also taught throughout the North Shore for over 35 years! Celeste has worked with the Old Town School of Folk Music, National-Louis University, and Gorton Community Center. Her interactive Everybody Move classes cultivate play, imagination, and fun!