Meet Patty

Patricia Doerner, our director, has been with Palisades Child Care Center since we first opened in 1984.  Patty had been a teacher, certified in Elementary and Special Education, when she joined us as an elementary teacher.  She earned her teaching degree from William Paterson University and taught at the Bogota school district before coming to Palisades.


Her natural leadership abilities and love for children were apparent from the beginning, so when the director position became available in 1985, Patty was the obvious choice. She has been a driving force behind Palisades Child Care Center ever since, making certain that we’ve changed with the times, yet remained the same caring, compassionate, nurturing center as always.