Our Leaders


Dawn Lesley Stewart, a New York City based educator and innovator, acclaimed for her pioneering educational method has built specialized programs in early childhood brain growth and development. She has the knowledge, understanding, and inspiration to help children live happier, healthier, and more capable lives. Dawn opened Perry School in the West Village in 2001 and is also the founder of Baby Moves. 

Dawn Lesley Stewart
Founder/Executive Director


A Message From Our Educational Director


"My mission as an early childhood educator is for every child to have the opportunity to be intellectually, physically, and socially capable, so that they can discover their own gifts and goals in life."

Ana Bezic Smith
Educational Director