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, 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
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
My name is Adam Monreale, and I am a dedicated and seasoned early childhood educator. The philosophy that I practice is cultivating the innate learning of students, allowing them to build knowledge from within through theme-based, multidisciplinary projects… Read More
As a French Teacher, I have been working with children for over 5 years. I grew up in Cote d’Ivoire (Abidjan) and I speak both French and English fluently. My educational background is in Early Childhood Development. I believe that a good teacher has a professional… Read More
I’m the English Teacher. I was born and raised in New York. I have been in Education for 17 years within a wide range of age groups. The very first, 1st grade students taught by me have since graduated college and some have started families of their own… Read More
I am the French Teacher in the Toddlers’ group at Petits Poussins UES. I’m from Senegal (West Africa). My first language is French. I have an associate degree in Forensic Accounting but being a stay-at-home… Read More
I was born and raised in Madagascar and moved to New York in 2006 with my husband and children. In a family of seven siblings, I was the youngest. Being the youngest, I received a lot of love and care growing up, and it was a beautiful experience. As a result, I got… Read More
My name is Ahoua. I am originally from Ivory Coast. I am the mother of two children and have two grandsons. My primary language is French. I am Assistant Teacher in the Green Room and the Violet Room… Read More
I am a native bilingual French English who was raised using both languages with my parents. I grew up in Switzerland and moved to the US at the age of 14. Though I was attending an American school, I kept practicing French with friends, family and in several work environments… Read More
My name is Diane. I was born in west Africa (Burkina Faso) and moved in the United state 15 years ago. I speak 5 languages fluently and French is my native language. My ability to communicate in different languages has always been a major asset for both my professional… Read More
I am a French native Teacher assistant in the Toddlers classroom. I was born in Ivory Coast where I spent most of my life, in Abidjan. I have an associate degree in communication and home health care certificate. My passion is working and taking care of children because… Read More
Hi, my name is Annmarie Puello. I am the afternoon English enrichment teacher this year, in the Infants room. I was born in the city in a Spanish cultural household, family and children always coming in and out the door, which inspired my passion for working with children… Read More
I am 2 English teacher in the PreK 2 – 3 classroom. I was born and raised in Bronx NY, and I graduated from Aquinas High school in 2000. From there I went to College of New Rochelle where I received my Bachelors degree In Liberal arts. I went on to Concordia college where… Read More
My name is Renée Khafaga and I am passionate about working with children. I believe that all children are born intelligent with a strong drive to learn and explore. I have been inspired to work with children ever since the age of 14. Since then, I have obtained… Read More
My name is Essence. I am a Passionate nurturer of young minds, Bronx-born, with a heart full of love for every child I meet. With over 4 years of hands-on experience of working for family and friends and a short job at another daycare, I built my experience in education… Read More
My name is Brianna Dominguez. I am Dominican, but I was born and raised in New York. I have worked with children for 7 years in positions such as babysitter, nanny, and assistant teacher. I have experience with infants, toddlers, and Pre-k – 5th grade. Something that I… Read More