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 CKC Teacher, Lead Teacher of the Kindergarten Enrichment class
- Experience: 20+ years working with children
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.”
Associate CKC Teacher
- Experience: 19+ years
- Certifications: Lead Teacher Certified
- Mother of Two
Mrs. Rene has more than nineteen years experience in the field of Early Childhood. She is Lead Teacher Certified and hold a Bachelors of Science in Early Childhood Education from Salem State University.
Mrs. Rene is the mother of two children, ages ten and twenty two years, and step mother to one twenty two year old son.
Mrs. Rene worked within a preschool classroom until the birth of her second daughter. She then decided to nurture the development of her child along with a small group of other children as a nanny. She worked throughout the years with several families.
Mrs. Rene is excited to transition back into the preschool classroom setting this year. She has a love for teaching young children and knows how important it is to develop their self-esteem.
Mrs. Rene enjoys spending time with her husband and family. In her free time she enjoys painting , listening to music, connecting with nature, and yoga.
“ I believe that children should be encouraged to become their own problem solvers. Teachers should model constructive skills and provide gentle guidance when needed. This approach helps to build independence and self-esteem.”