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Join our fall 2023 class! 
Preschool for ages 2.5 - 5

September 12th, 2023 - June 14th, 2024

Creating an intimate community means a lot to us. With a maximum of 8 children, we are able to foster deep relationships with each child. Adams & Haack Studio is a nature based program, spending at least half of our day adventuring in Prospect Park. Explore our philosophy page to learn more about our program.

New Location for Fall 2023: 10th St, between 7th and 8th Ave.

(Exact location to be announced this summer).



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our team

Our Team


Celia Pardo
Co-Teacher & Foodie Friday Chef!

A life long learner with a background in arts and education, I have always had a passion for working with children. I graduated from

Hunter College with a Bachelor’s degree in Studio Art with a focus in Arts Education. I have had the pleasure of working in the Pre-K program at the International School of Denver, the Children’s Museum of Manhattan—assisting with arts + food programming, as well as Brooklyn Compass Charter facilitating their after school program. 


At Adams & Haack, I wear many hats but I am proud to lead food programming for both pre-school and after school! Part lunch lady, part self appointment “home economics” teacher, part art pal. Every day I get to learn from our students and that makes this job the best job I’ve ever had!

Taylor Barreira

I was raised on a farm in Long Island, and have formed my path as an adult with my ‘long-time-love’ for the outdoors, art therapy, and mindfulness. I’m currently working towards a career as a child therapist, with a focus on play therapy, conflict resolution, and emotional intelligence.

I’m always happy to answer any questions should you have them!


Lauren Graham 

From a young age, I have had a nurturing personality and have been involved in child care working environments. From swim instructor, daycare, full time nanny to preschool.

I am naturally creative and enjoy helping children with art projects and co creating other fun activities.

My life journey has taken me to some fantastic places including living and traveling in Europe for almost 10 years. During this time, I gave birth to my beautiful daughter who inspires me daily. Parenthood has sparked even more interest on childhood development and has inspired me to become a postpartum doula as well.

New to the Park Slope area, I have had the pleasure of joining Adams & Haack on adventures in the park and have been learning so much from the children. It is an absolute pleasure to watch them grow into their personalities, I am honored to be here!



As a parent all you want for your child is to be in a school where they are seen and celebrated for who they are - my daughter came home from her first few days at Adams and Haack and told me that she loves Kaelynn because she "lets me be who I am." and then smiled and laughed.  Her joy at going to school has not changed - and I have seen her grow into herself as a person, as a friend and as a member of a community.  


My daughter has thrived in the nurturing play-based school Kaeylnn has created.  She has gone on epic journeys through the woods of prospect park - landing on mars island and skating through the path of shadows.  She has played dress-up, has had tea parties, painted rocks and sanded stumps.  She has explored different cuisines on foodie friday bringing home arepas and dumplings.  She has learned about perseverance and collaboration - all with such confidence.


I just cannot recommend Adams and Haack more highly - the only sad part is that we have to leave!


- Gwyneth and Chris, parents to D

fall 2021

Our classroom!