Our Mission 

Our mission is to be the thought-leader in socio-emotional awareness in the childcare and parenting fields.
Fabiola Santos - Gaerlan 
CEO + Founder 
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Founder and Chief dreamer Fabiola Santos-Gaerlan has provided superior child care through Honeydew Drop Childcare services in Park Slope, Brooklyn for over 20 years. After a decade of work as a TV show producer which included years in children's programming, she wanted to apply her expertise through more meaningful work within the community and transitioned into child care services. 

Honeydew has catered to an average of 80 kids annually and attracts children from all backgrounds. Her love for children and passion towards her craft has lead her to discover a new mission: A mission to inform the world of the significance of a child's feelings and start a movement of awareness and training service about socio-emotional development.

When she’s not training her staff or enjoying the company of all the children, she can be seen walking her dog Troy, the only remaining baby in the house.

Casielle Santos-Gaerlan
Art Director 
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Creative visionary and Art Director of 

Child in Mind, Casielle holds a degree in Fine Arts and Communication Design from Parsons the New School for Design. Casielle is passionate about

colors, concepts and narrating stories

through images and illustrations. When she is not consumed with social media projects, brand development or marketing campaigns you can find her discovering delightful flavors from around the globe.

Operations + Editor 
Renee Espinosa 
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Operational strategist and editor Renee is a self-taught web designer and marketing advisor for Child in Mind. She has spent the past 5 years working within the early child development space in a variety of roles. When she's not undertaking day to day operations for honeydew or collaborating on child development projects you can find her moonlighting as a slime enthusiast.

Haylee Carlyle
Writer + Editor
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Haylee has lived many lives as a creative writer, journalist, radio producer, and video editor. Her creative training and proficiency in digital media have enlightened her on the importance of effective communication. She uses what she’s learned about being analytical, resourceful and vulnerable in every project she takes on, bringing a genuine and attentive voice to Child In Mind.

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