Home for well-rounded individuals
& out-of-the-box thinkers in Leonia, NJ.
We believe that learning should be joyful, stimulating and fun for children. That’s why every class at The Renaissance Child is built on a foundation of joy.
Our unique courses based on a multidisciplinary approach incorporate science, music, arts, dance, early literacy, languages, world history and culture.
We encourage parents' active participation in child learning and development and offer workshops and parent-child activities.
The Renaissance Child is more than just another learning platform for kids in Leonia, NJ. It’s a supportive and results-driven space where highly-qualified instructors help your little ones become confident, well- rounded little individuals.
We’re on a mission to empower your children with the holistic skills, critical thinking capabilities, and life-shaping confidence they need to not only achieve their goals, but do so in a world that’s changing faster than ever.
Montessori-based classes promote self-expression and prepare children for academic success. These classes support cognitive and sensory development and encourage a love of learning.LEARN MORE
Our preschoolers will be introduced to the exciting world of STEAM and prepare for school in a hands-on, exploratory manner. Lego Engineering and Coding with Scratch Jr. courses will create a great foundation for Robotics programs.LEARN MORE
A variety of great courses to teach kids how to develop and implement digital literacy in the most fun and exciting way. Our goal is to teach kids to be both safe and empowered in an increasingly digital world.LEARN MORE
We truly believe in making STEAM education available and
accessible to all kids in Leonia, NJ. If you’ve never tried STEAM
and would like to try it — we created a package just for you!
As a new THE R CHILD customer, you can purchase a New Client pack and enjoy our brand new indoor play facility and participate in a class for one low price.
One-hour single admission + One class of your choice for 1 child.
New Clients Only.
Our existing clients are invited to purchase an add-on Learn and Play pack and enjoy an hour of fun and games before or after their scheduled class session.
One-hour single admission. Must be purchased with a class. Find a class you like and add an extended day in additional options of you order.
Our regulars are invited to purchase an ultimate Learn & Play Package to fully experience THE R CHILD STEAM education in a value package that combines a semester of our Learning Center program with discovery play time.
One month of one-hour single admissions. Must be purchased with a full price semester class registration. Find a class you like and add an extended day in additional options of you order.
Admissions can be used on the day of your scheduled class only / before or after the class
One adult included with child admission — $0
Additional Adult — $4.99
We started our platform in 2016 as a way to share our passion for helping children master the holistic,
interpersonal, and unique skills that will help them learn and grow. Our curriculum is based on progressive,
research-backed teaching methods like those implemented in the STEAM and Montessori learning approaches. Our
team consists of highly-qualified and patient IT specialists, instructors, and teachers who are passionate about
helping children in Leonia, NJ, just like yours thrive.
There’s no limit to learning at The Renaissance Child. We offer a range of NJ State Certified Summer Programs where your child can explore their intellectual curiosity in the safest, most capable hands. Each of our instructors is CPR certified and ready to implement a range of STEAM- based learning experiences and curricula.
Our camps include the Explorer’s Camp for children in Leonia, NJ, ages 3 to 5, the Technology Bootcamp for ages 8 to 14, the Robotics and STEAM Camp for ages 6 to 10, and the Days Off School Camps for kids aged 6 to 10.
The Renaissance Child is proud to work with a dedicated team of teachers and instructors who are passionate, experienced, and ready to help your child gain the skills they need for life-long success. Each of our unique team members has a wealth of skills and unique gifts, but all of them share the same compassion, patience, and true love of learning!
Elena Melamed is the founder, creative director, teacher, and First LEGO League Coach. Elena Melamed is passionate about education. A classically trained musician, she earned a master’s degree from Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatory.
Elena Melamed is the founder, creative director, teacher, and First LEGO League Coach. Elena Melamed is passionate about education. A classically trained musician, she earned a master’s degree from Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatory. Elena is particularly passionate about helping kids become excited about learning as they uncover their true potential. She believes in giving children the opportunity to develop in an environment that helps them become well-rounded individuals. She encourages kids to explore, experiment and ask questions. She also partners with parents to help children address their developmental or emotional needs and achieve their true potential now and into the future.READ MORE
Lisa Greenhut is a head of our LEGO Robotics and Engineering Program. Lisa is a science educator, curriculum developer with 20 years of classroom experience ranging from pre-K students to 7th grade, and a First Lego League Coach.
Lisa Greenhut is a head of our LEGO Robotics and Engineering Program. Lisa is a science educator, curriculum developer with 20 years of classroom experience ranging from pre-K students to 7th grade, and a First LEGO League Coach. She received her B.A. from Brown University and M.A. in Elementary and Special Education from Bank Street College. Lisa Greenhut, a science educator and curriculum developer in the Adventures in Science Program of the American Museum of Natural History.READ MORE
Rianjali is a talented singer, songwriter, composer and our star member who teaches at the Renaissance Child a variety of different classes. Back in 2018 she joined our team as the pop-singing and guitar teacher.
Rianjali is a talented singer, songwriter, composer and our star member who teaches at the Renaissance Child. A variety of different classes. Back in 2018 she joined our team as the pop-singing and guitar teacher. She also assisted and then later taught and lead out Little Explorer Program. During the pandemic Rianjali started to teach pre-k learning pods. Her beautiful voice and special approach transformed the perils of the online learning into a time for joy, laughter and socialization. Rianjali is a known musician, she is Oscar Shortlisted for Best Original Song and a Television Award Academy winner for the Netflix Documentary “Daughters of Destiny”. She has gone on to collaborate and perform with the likes of A.R.Rahman, U2, Bishop Briggs, and Shawn Mendes. To learn more about Rianjali click here. http://www.rianjREAD MORE
Anna Faynberg, is a teaching artist who recently joined the Renaissance Child team. Anna is teaching our Little Explorer Program for toddlers and preschoolers, she is a head of our Russian immersion program, and teaching classical violin and piano as well
Anna Faynberg, is a teaching artist who recently joined The Renaissance Child team. Anna teaches our Little Explorer Program for toddlers and preschoolers, she leads our Russian immersion program and teaches classical violin and piano as well. Anna received her Bachelor’s degree in Violin Performance from the Manhattan School of Music and Master’s Degree in Music Education from Hunter College. She holds Dalcroze, First Steps in Music, and Musikgarten certifications. In addition to The Renaissance Child, Anna is currently on the faculty at the Thurnauer School of Music in NJ, where she’s been teaching early childhood classes in English and in Russian, in addition to teaching violin. Prior to Thurnauer, she taught at the Special Music School and Lucy Moses school at Kaufman Music Center in NYC for 12 years.READ MORE
Meet Nikita Ramoo. She is our STEAM, Robotics, LEGO Engineering instructor as well as math and language arts teacher. Nikita is also currently an educator of 4th grade students. Nikita’s experience of using STEM in the classroom.
Meet Nikita Ramoo. She is our STEAM, Robotics, LEGO Engineering instructor as well as math and language arts teacher. Nikita is also currently an educator of 4th grade students. Nikita’s experience of using STEM in the classroom has provided her with the tools to lead guided instruction in LEGO building for preschool students. She enjoys leading the students as they problem solve and watch their ideas come to life. Challenging students to think outside the box and build using their imagination is a passion of hers. Nikita alway says “I am excited to watch our future engineers grow!”READ MORE
Stephanie Valdez is The Renaissance Child’s most passionate, versatile, and demanded educator and First LEGO League Coach. Driven by determination, she takes pride in providing students with proper education by adapting her teaching methods.
Stephanie Valdez is The Renaissance Child’s most passionate, versatile, and demanded educator and First LEGO League Coach. She joined our team in 2021 as a teacher’s assistant. Currently, Stephanie is our lead teacher teaching multiple classes at multiple locations. Stephanie is in the process of getting her bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education as well. Driven by determination, she takes pride in providing students with proper education by adapting her teaching methods to benefit each of her students.READ MORE
Lasha Areshidze is an adept digital designer. Though he specializes in 3D modeling and graphic design, he is experienced in many other areas of computer graphics and design such as 3D printing, video editing, game design, and more.
Lasha Areshidze is an adept digital designer. Though he specializes in 3D modeling and graphic design, he is experienced in many other areas of computer graphics and design such as 3D printing, video editing, game design and more. He is passionate not only about his creative work, but also about passing on his knowledge and fostering the creativity of others. After graduating from New Jersey Institute of Technology, he has had a hand in many creative projects, and has held a volunteer teaching position. He is always excited to teach children and develop innovative learning programs for them. He loves to listen to students and guide them through their creative process so that they can come up with unique solutions. At the end of the day, Lasha always seeks to help his students create masterpieces that are not only functional, but beautiful as well.READ MORE
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