Gail Ionescu, M.S.W., C.S.W., is the Director and Founder of Poppyseed Pre-Nursery, which she opened in 1986. Her aim was to bring her background in classical music and theatre together with her education in early childhood development to create the perfect pre-nursery program.
Ms. Ionescu has been a member of the faculty of the 92nd Street Y Parenting Center, an assistant director at the First All Children's Theatre, and has worked with toddlers at Mount Sinai Hospital’s Infant Evaluation Unit, Spence Chapin’s Children’s House, and at the Infant Research Nursery.
Ms. Ionescu completed her undergraduate training in Early Childhood Education, and her post-graduate at New York Center for Psychoanalytic Training. She completed her Master’s degree in Clinical Social Work at Fordham University and is certified by the New York State Board of Regents.