Founder and Owner
Renata was born in Odessa, Ukraine. She came to New York when she was six
years old. She attended Hunter college and earned a dual Masters in Education
and Special Education before entering the field as a teacher and a child
therapist. After growing as an educator, Renata decided to open her own
Childcare center that offers each child an individual approach to grow and
succeed academically, socially, emotionally, and physically. Renata was always
inspired by the philosophies of Dr. Maria Montessori and values the
importance of a creative curriculum that focuses on developmentally and
academically appropriate goals and objectives.
As a mother of two young
children, Renata understands first hand that children learn at their own pace and believes in the
importance of creating a loving, nurturing, and safe environment built around children’s limitless
curiosity and natural desire to learn.
Irina grew up in New York and earned a Masters degree in Early Childhood and Special Education.
She worked as a SEIT for many years providing therapy to children with special needs. As a passionate
artist, Irina earned a degree in Musical Arts from the Perm State University in Russia, specializing
in the piano and violin. She is a talented artist who enjoys creating portrait sketches in her spare
Through her experience, Irina strongly believes that enrichment classes such as art, dance, music,
chess, sports, and second language are vital in a learning environment as they individualize strengths
and help children develop different skills and interests ultimately leading them to a successful
Casey was born in Hawaii and moved to New York to pursue her degree in Psychology and Early Childhood
Education. She is currently working towards her Masters degree in Family Therapy with a certificate in
She believes that children thrive when in an environment that offers multiple languages and a diverse
cultural experience. As a child, Casey learned four different languages as part of her education. As a
result, Casey puts an emphasis on second language development within Kinder Prep’s curriculum because
she strongly believes that knowing multiple languages boosts problem-solving, critical thinking, and
Additionally, Casey believes it improves concentration, memory skill, and the ability to multi task
within an environment.
Prior to joining Kinder Prep, Casey was the Assistant Director of a non-profit organization that
visited elementary schools in New York City teaching communication skills to children and the various
ways to build healthy relationships with their peers.
Casey is passionate about children’s mental health and strives to build a loving and accepting
community at Kinder Prep.