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  • A curriculum that exceeds state standards
  • Nutritious meals and snacks
  • Parent communications portal
  • Safe and secure state-of-the-art facility

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  • Melissa Leonard, Director

    Education/Credentials :  Montessori Certified CDA Certified  CPR/ First Aid Certified   Management and Teaching Experiences  Ten years experience in Early Childhood Education (ECE)....   Read More

    Melissa Leonard, Director

    Education/Credentials :  Montessori Certified CDA Certified  CPR/ First Aid Certified   Management and Teaching Experiences  Ten years experience in Early Childhood Education (ECE). Worked in Montessori from (2012- 2020). Six years experience as Executive Director in a preschool setting environment. Born and raised here in Cumming, Ga. Married with three children, and love spending time with my family.    

  • Kayla Dengel, Admin/Teacher

    Education: B.A. Child and Family Development (Dec. 2016). Certified CPR/ First Aid    Experience: 5 years experience as preschool teacher (Lead and...   Read More

    Kayla Dengel, Admin/Teacher

    Education: B.A. Child and Family Development (Dec. 2016). Certified CPR/ First Aid    Experience: 5 years experience as preschool teacher (Lead and Assistant Teacher) 

  • Maryam Gelan, Infant Teacher

    Education/ Credentials: Montessori Certificate in Infant, Certified CPR/ First Aid Teaching Experience: Nine years teaching experience with infants & toddlers     What I love...   Read More

    Maryam Gelan, Infant Teacher

    Education/ Credentials: Montessori Certificate in Infant, Certified CPR/ First Aid Teaching Experience: Nine years teaching experience with infants & toddlers     What I love to do : Enjoys cooking, friends, and family. 

  • Aruna Putta, LEAD TEACHER - Toddler

    Education/ Credentials: Master's Degree in Comuter Engineering (India - 2003). Certified CPR/ First Aid Teaching Experience: Three years teaching experience with toddlers ...   Read More

    Aruna Putta, LEAD TEACHER - Toddler

    Education/ Credentials: Master's Degree in Comuter Engineering (India - 2003). Certified CPR/ First Aid Teaching Experience: Three years teaching experience with toddlers    What I love to do : Enjoys cooking, dancing and volunteering in Indian Community

  • Briana Longoria, LEAD TEACHER -Two Years Old

    Education: Graduated at Forsyth Central High School in 2017. Currently working on my CDA and continuing my childcare teaching path.  I love...   Read More

    Briana Longoria, LEAD TEACHER -Two Years Old

    Education: Graduated at Forsyth Central High School in 2017. Currently working on my CDA and continuing my childcare teaching path.  I love doing hair, makeup, singing, and singing. Children has always been my paassion.

  • Erica Paladino, LEAD TEACHER - GA Pre -K

    Education:  Certified, Bachelor's and Master's degree in Early Childhood Education. Certified CPR/ First Aid Experience : 13 years in Fulton County Schools...   Read More

    Erica Paladino, LEAD TEACHER - GA Pre -K

    Education:  Certified, Bachelor's and Master's degree in Early Childhood Education. Certified CPR/ First Aid Experience : 13 years in Fulton County Schools (GA Pre-K - 1st grades), 6 years in GA PreK in private setting.  I have two elementary aged boys who are my whole world. I love my pets, and reading. 

  • Aruna Thimmanapalli, Assistant GA Pre-K Teacher

    Education:   Certified CDA. Certified CPR/ First Aid Experience : Taught 10 years multi-age in Early Childhood Education . Two years in GA Pre- K...   Read More

    Aruna Thimmanapalli, Assistant GA Pre-K Teacher

    Education:   Certified CDA. Certified CPR/ First Aid Experience : Taught 10 years multi-age in Early Childhood Education . Two years in GA Pre- K Program.                    Have well knowledge in Creative Curriculum , BIG DAY, High Scope , Life Essentials and SOS Assessment  What I love to do: Spending time with my family. 

  • Mr. Gonzalez, LEAD TEACHER - PRIVATE PRE-K

    Experience : Teaching for four years in teaching multi age group 3's and 4's  Education & Credentials : Currently pursuing Bachelors Degree...   Read More

    Mr. Gonzalez, LEAD TEACHER - PRIVATE PRE-K

    Experience : Teaching for four years in teaching multi age group 3's and 4's  Education & Credentials : Currently pursuing Bachelors Degree in Early Childhood Education Completed CDA Credentials. Certified CPR/ First Aid What I love to do: I love reading books and spend time with my family 

  • Prasanthi Eedala, LEAD TEACHER -Two Years Old

    Education/ Credentials: Master's Degree (India - 2005). Certified CPR/ First Aid Teaching Experience: Two years teaching experience with Two-Years-Old     What I love...   Read More

    Prasanthi Eedala, LEAD TEACHER -Two Years Old

    Education/ Credentials: Master's Degree (India - 2005). Certified CPR/ First Aid Teaching Experience: Two years teaching experience with Two-Years-Old     What I love to do : Enjoys reading and volunteering in Indian Community

  • Teja Vemunoori, Assistant Teacher

    Spending time with children is one of my favorite things, I find it peaceful. 

    Teja Vemunoori, Assistant Teacher

    Spending time with children is one of my favorite things, I find it peaceful. 

Hear from our parents

I would highly recommend Ms. Eva as she is very friendly and makes kid comfortable. She tries to make kids learn new stuff without building any additional pressure even during this virtual program.
Sonal S., Cumming

My kid has been attending virtual sessions. Teacher is very nice
Srilata S., Cumming

Hayden has learned so much since he is there. He loves it there and he loves his teacher. We are so happy with everything they do for our baby.
Azita S., Cumming

You protect our children and give them a loving, safe, clean environment! All teachers know every child and their unique personalities. I am blessed you provide a rigorous, yet very family oriented environment !
Sarah L., Cumming

Good, kind and friendly teachers
Israel O., Cumming

Great staff and management. Keeping our kids safe during these times.
Nina A., Cumming

Great and caring staff!
Irina K., Cumming

It’s a safe place with good learning curriculum. Kids learn a lot in a fun way!
Shikha D., Cumming

It is a family- friendly environment where all teachers know all students by name. The entire staff is loving and passionate about kids. It is clean, organized and there is abundant and clear communication.
Sarah L., Cumming

Staff exceptionally good and they do maintain the academy well. They have really taken care both of my kids well and my kids were happy to go here.
Seetharamarao K., Cumming

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