Our commitment to the care, education and safety of your children is reflected in our team. We hire teachers and assistants who are well versed in the best practices of early childhood education. Each member of our team nurtures each child in their care in a safe, supportive learning environment. Team members receive ongoing training to continue their education and are evaluated throughout the year. Our team excels at stimulating children to learn and preparing them for future education. Our team is devoted to making each day fun and educational. Their dedication makes all the difference for your children.

Gina Palmiero, M.A.

Center Director

I eagerly joined the administration team at Kiddie Academy of Hoboken at its opening in 2014 as the Assistant Director and became Center Director in early 2016. I have been working in early childhood education for over seven years. My professional experiences prior to joining Kiddie Academy includes working as an Assistant Director, an Early Childhood Educator, a Curriculum Developer, and a certified Substitute Teacher in multiple early childhood settings.  I obtained my Master of Arts in Educational Psychology in 2013 from New Jersey City University and my Bachelor of Science in Psychology in 2011 from Saint Peter's University.

I love working with children and can see myself working in no other field!  It is amazing to be a part of a child's learning process - watching them grow, helping them to thrive, and discovering, with them, who they will become. Through our Life Essentials® curriculum, we are able to deliver high-quality, educational care with our dedicated and passionate teachers, and I am so thrilled to be a part of Kiddie Academy and having a role in supporting our children, families, and teachers.

Sonal Shah

Director Of Education

With immense pleasure, I would like introduce myself as the Director Of Education for Kiddie Academy of Hoboken. My educational experience entails graduating from William Paterson University with a Bachelor in Mathematics and a K-5 New Jersey Teaching Certification. I have more than 8 years of experience working with children, with ages ranging from infancy through 12th grade and I have loved every minute of it! Each age group has been an incredible experience for me that I hold very dearly.

I chose to be a part of the KAH team because I believe in their educational philosophy. I believe that structure and curriculum are important elements in high quality childcare and education - especially in early education! Kiddie Academy of Hoboken blends education with play and learning through interest, which I believe is essential for the growth of young minds. I am very excited to get to know you and your child! By using a differentiated curriculum and individualizing lessons to meet the needs of all our students, they will all have opportunities to learn and be successful.

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