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Discover a variety of STEAM-based curriculums for kids ages 3 months - 3 years

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Building A Strong
Foundation

Give your young child the best possible chance to develop their cognitive, social, sensory, and fine- and gross-motor skills – before their first day at school!

Because we believe in holistic teaching for children based on their age and current brain development phases, we provide the kids of the future with the exercises, teachings, and skills they need to actively develop and strengthen their brains while preparing them for life-long learning success.

What Your Child Needs Right Now

  1. To Learn with Their Whole Body

    Our learning platform for kids uses sensory and tactile learning exercises that will help your child develop their fine and gross motor skills in safe, child-centric environment that’s supported by comprehensive STEAM-based curriculums for kids.
  2. To Develop Their Imagination

    In this phase of your child's life, encouraging an active and free-thinking imagination is key. This is where holistic teaching for children can create a foundation for creative and strategic thinking that your child will build on for life.
  3. To Gain Balance

    We know that holistic teaching for kids requires a perfect blend of sensory, cognitive, and social skills. That's why our team of highly trained educators work so hard to create balanced, STEAM-based curriculums for kids just like yours.
  4. To Respect Their Emotional State

    We're committed to keeping your kids engaged, interested, and constantly cared for, no matter what type of exercise or activity we might be doing at that moment.

Explorers classes

Baby Explorer

ages 3-18 months

Designed for babies and grown-ups, each class features live music, song, games, fine motor and gross motor activities, and sensory play. Led by Ms. Anna, a certified MUSIKGARTEN® instructor.

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Little Explorer Level 1

ages 1.5 - 3 yrs

This Montessori-based program is perfectly designed to help toddlers between the ages of 1.5 and 3 make progress in leaps and bounds by stimulating early development.

Designed for toddlers, the Little Explorer Level 1 class supports and stimulates your child's early development. This is a Montessori-based program which incorporates occupational therapy techniques to encourage your child's development and growth in a fun and engaging learning environment. Our goal is to expand and develop your child's cognitive, social, emotional, communication, fine motor, gross motor, adaptive and sensory skills.

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Little Explorer Level 2

ages 2.5 - 3 yrs

This program gives toddlers the support and instruction they need to build a solid foundation of pre-school skills before their first day.

Our Little Explorer Level 2 class helps children develop the skills they need for success in preschool. We use a variety of activities, methods, techniques, and Montessori materials as we stimulate and encourage your child's academic and personal development and growth. In this class we focus on math, early literacy, and science introducing shapes, letters, and sounds recognition, counting, and other essential skills that prepare our young students for preschool. Our unique curriculum invites children to explore, create and play as they develop reasoning skills, expand their memory and attention spans, practice language and understand how to communicate with peers and adults.

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LEGO EXPLORER

ages 2 - 3 yrs

This STEAM-based curriculum for kids between the ages of 2 and 3 gives your child access to a diverse and unique learning environment that will help them master various concepts and get a true head-start in life.

This program includes a diverse curriculum that involves STEAM learning principles. In the course, students will learn to distinguish between the concepts of size, shape, color, quantity and spatial arrangement of objects (left-right, top-bottom). The goal of this course is to teach kids to understand proportions, concepts of symmetry, learning how to build using schematics or according to their own design. At the class, we challenge kids with strategic questions to guide them through the process of applying engineering and math skills and test their ideas to answer different questions.

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Music Appreciation

ages 1.5 - 4 yrs

Led by a classically trained violininst, this class features popular classical and children’s songs, simple instruments, improvisation, listening, singing, and lots of movement!

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What Parents Are Saying About TheRChild

Take a look at some of our most recent reviews from parents just like you!

Elina Saperstein

“FANTASTIC TEACHERS”

“We absolutely loved it. I felt comfortable dropping her off and leaving her there for 2 hours. The curriculum for the program is great, keeps the children busy and learning. Elena and the other teachers are also fantastic with the kids. Would highly recommend!

Olesya Shubov

“HANDS-ON LEARNING”

“The teachers are talented, the programs are uniquely designed with well thought out material, and their attention to details is extreme. This all makes classes a fun learning experience for the kids.

Lydia Kim

“EFFECTIVE CURRICULUM”

“I'm so amazed at how much my daughter absorbs at her Little Explorer 2hr class! Today they learned about Spring!She kept on singing "The little seed song" from the last class all day.

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Meet Your Teachers

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

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.

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Lisa Greenhut

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.

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Rianjali

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.rianj

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Anna Faynberg

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.

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Nikita Ramoo

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!”

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Stephanie Valdez

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.

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Lasha Areshidze

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.

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