Meet Sherease Alston & Ola Alabi
Sherease Alston is a mother of 3 from Brooklyn who has experience in child care and with children on the spectrum. In 2006, she opened up her own day care called Little Minds at Work. Her business became a pillar for the Brooklyn community and she became a liaison for Bank Street Guttman Center. By 2013, Sherease was mother to two lovely girls and expecting her first son. Her son, Josiah, was the son she had always dreamed of. He was cheerful, loving, and a joy to be around. When he was around 8-months-old, Sherease noticed certain characteristics of his development that she had not experienced with her daughters. Josiah was diagnosed with autism after numerous visits to medical doctors, psychologists, and therapists. While looking for a place that catered to Josiah’s needs, Sherease came upon the We Rock the Spectrum Kid’s Gym. Not only did Josiah fall in love the Gym, she did as well! Sherease contacted her daughter’s first teacher, Ola Alabi for his input on buying into the franchise and they realized that it was something they both wanted to be a part of.
Ola Alabi has been an educator for over 14 years. He has experience with students on many different levels and has experience with many different types of students that needed assistance in various ways. Once he became a special education teacher, he realized how much of a difference he could make in a scholar’s life. Ola has served the special education community for the past 11 years as a teacher, early intervention specialist, I.E.P. coordinator and applied behavior analyst. When Sherease approached him about the We Rock the Spectrum franchise, he knew that it was a dream job and he wanted to be a part of it.
Both Sherease and Ola knew they wanted to go into business together to embrace their passions – children and inclusion. With their unbelievable combined experience and education for All children, they make a great team to lead the community of We Rocker’s in Staten Island!
Our Gym Includes:
- Suspended equipment with swings – for balance and vestibular treatment
- Crash mats and crash pillows – for fun, motor planning, and strength
- Zip line – for stress release and joint and body relaxation
- Trampoline – for building leg and core strength
- Indoor play structure – for climbing and increasing playground skills
- Sensory-based toys – for improved auditory processing and fine motor skills
- Fine Motor and Arts and Crafts Area – for improved hand-eye coordination
Meet Our Staff
"Becoming a co-owner for the We Rock the Spectrum Staten Island location would be a dream job that I will cherish for the rest of my life."
"I wanted a place that would be inclusive of all kids but would specialize in their diagnosis and cater to their needs. I wanted a place that they can thrive."