The Academy addresses the before and after-school program needs of older, school-aged children with our customized Constructive Kids Club. Offering safe transportation between the Academy and the child’s school, we begin by providing a secure and nuturing environment where children can enjoy their before- or after-school hours with our highly trained and specialized staff of licensed teachers and other children interested in a fun, learning-oriented environment.
Students in the program will work together with their teachers to “construct” their own daily schedule and routine of activities through problem-solving, brainstorming, creative thinking, and group cooperation.
Lead Kindergarten / CKC Teacher
- Experience: 20+ years
Mrs. Gangi has been working with children for 20 years in many different Early Childhood programs. She has worked as a nanny, with Early Intervention, and as a Director of a Non Profit program that ran programs for children and families in 7 communities. Mrs. Gangi is a teacher who is always learning and growing. She is also always changing her approach towards teaching based upon what she believes her students need from her, from her continued education through college courses, workshops, etc., as well as learning from her co workers. Mrs. Gangi believes the best learning takes place through meaningful play and exploration as well as knowing and learning from the children she teaches.
Mrs. Gangi’s proudest accomplishment and greatest joy is being a mother to her two boys, age 16 and 23. She loves spending time with her family and friends, hiking the 4000 footers of the White Mountains, kayaking, and camping.
`` I believe that children learn best when we listen to them and involve them in the process of learning. ``