About Michal

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An educated and seasoned early childhood professional...


Michal Fruchter Benhamo holds a Masters degree in Early Childhood from C.W. Post University. Throughout the past ten years, she has worked in numerous longstanding education positions -- in both early childhood and Jewish education. Most notably, Michal's background includes positions at:

  • Green Vale School, Old Brookville, NY

  • Temple Beth Shalom, Roslyn, NY

  • Temple Judaea, Manhasset, NY

  • Miss Debbie's Creative Childcare, Plainview, NY

  • Michal's Tot Shabbat, Plainview NY

Michal was born in Israel and is fluent in both Hebrew and English. She is a POBJFK graduate and lives in Plainview with her husband Yossi, daughter Ella (8), and sons, Eric (15) and Eli (19). In her spare time, Michal enjoys cooking, reading and spending time with her family.


"My family has known Michal for years while we attended Debbie's Creative Childcare. We have adored her ever since. She is a sweet, loving and caring person. She puts her all into everything she does. Her creativity is unsurpassed. My kids are now 6 and 9 and every time they see Michal they run to her for hugs. She is someone who can be counted in any situation. If I had small children I would definitely leave them in her care. I know that any children who are in her care will be lucky to have her in their life. We wish her all the best in this new endeavor!"

The Sussman Family 

Old Bethpage


"Michal is a genuinely warm, energetic, knowledgable and responsible childcare provider who has made a lasting impression on our family.  Our children love her!  We highly recommend Michal's services to other families in the area especially due to her pleasant demeanor, approachability, and expertise."

"I have known Michal for about 5 years. We met when my now 7 year old started school at Miss Debbie's Creative Childcare, where Michal worked as a teacher.  Michal taught my daughter in her Tot Shabbat program.  She instantly took to her and loved the days when she would get to spend time with Morah Michal. My son also participated in tot Shabbat with Michal at Miss Debbie's, but he also had the pleasure of having her as a teacher in his classroom on several occasions. He had some trouble separating when he first started school and she was always able to make him feel comfortable and calm him.  Michal is warm, caring and responsible and I would feel more than confident having my children under her care.  Not only was she a favorite teacher of my children but we also now consider her a friend. "

Sara Fins

Jordana A.

"Michal makes you feel like you are part of her family from the moment you meet her.  She is generous, thoughtful and full of love.  She plans activities with care and takes pride in her students’ success.  Our children can’t wait to come to her classes and events."

Ilissa Erney

Old Bethpage

Melanie and Jason Weingarten

 "I had the pleasure of meeting Michal while setting up our fall classroom, as her assistant. Her spirit and values presented immediatly. She said to me 'SAFETY FIRST, no compromising!' She embedded that into my brain.         Working with Michal was special. She takes childcare to a whole new level ... her soft voice telling a story, her unconditional love and creativity. She instills priceless values into the children and her imagination is contagious. Sometimes I wished I was a sudent instead of Michals assistant! Any child who is lucky enough tp be part of Michals life will be a part of it forever."

Lauren O.

Amy Drasin

"Michal is the most amazing, warm, kind, loving and professional person that has taken care of my son since he was a little baby. I feel very blessed that I had my child in

her care. I have recommend Michal to everyone I know with small children and tell them I am lucky my son got to spend time with her."

"Michal has taught both of my children. She is a true professional and helps the children in her classroom grow, both academically and socially. She is creative in her approach to teaching and is able to engage children in the lesson being learned.  Most importantly, she is warm and welcoming and young children respond to that warmth and love being around her.  I would highly recommend her services to anyone!"