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Our Team

Bilingual Education in the Upper East Side, New York


Our native French and English-speaking teachers come from more than twelve different countries.

All our teachers bring a comprehensive early childhood educational experience to the team. They are selected for their classroom experience, their empathy ability, their nurturing skills, and their sensitiveness to the children’s needs as well.

Petits Poussins UES provides its teachers with the full professional training program and guidance recommended by the NYC-DOH, along with an in-site professional training program tailored to our specific bilingual setting educational purpose.

Every single staff member is trained and CPR/First Aid Certified.

Vanessa Handal-Ghenania

Vanessa Handal-Ghenania, Ed.M.


Vanessa Handal-Ghenania is the founder of VHG group Inc., early childhood language schools (daycares and preschools). Born and raised in Haiti, in a trilingual household (French, English, Creole), Vanessa’s family traveled around the world and her parents, from an early…Read More

Marina Lemaitre

Marina Lemaitre

Director of School Operations and Admissions

As a school manager Marina Lemaitre brings to our educational program, more than 25 years of education management experience in the field of young adult training and employment, and early language acquisition as well. From 2003 to 2013, Lemaitre served as the Director… Read More