Renata Flider

Founder and Owner

About Renata

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 Litvak

Founder and Owner

About Irina

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 time.

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 future.

Casey McCarthy

Director

About Casey

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 Child Psychology. 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 listening skills. 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.