Welcome To Pequeñin
As an owner and executive director of Pequeñín Academy, I am committed to professional early childhood education. I hold a Master’s degree in Education and serve as an instructor, validator, and mentor for the Child Development Associate Credential (CDA) Certification as well as an educational consultant for other programs.
The mission of Pequeñín Children’s Multicultural Readiness Academy is to provide our students with an educational program of the highest quality. It is our commitment to help the individual child develop, grow, and learn in a multicultural environment that is nurturing, inclusive, safe, and supportive.
The Academy seeks to ensure that each child in our program has a good start by making his/her experience a positive and beneficial one. It is our goal to give children a safe and stable environment that ensures positive experiences and attitudes toward learning. The Academy’s commitment is to help the individual child to develop his/her self-image through the mastery of developmentally appropriate skills, and discovery of his/her talents and unique gifts.
Meet Our Staff
Miriam Mercado - Owner/Director
Humberto Castro - Owner/ Manager
Luisa Rivera - Educational Coordinator
Joanna Bolorin - Administrative Assistant
Our preschool teachers hold Bachelors and Associate Degrees as well as CDA certificates in Early Childhood Education. All staff members participate in continuing education and are certified in First Aid, CPR, OSHA and administration of medications. All staff are registered with Connecticut Charts-A-Course and receive ongoing training. The Academy staff is trained to support children in their mastery of social skills through play and focuses on building a positive self-concept by offering children developmentally appropriate activities with opportunities to share and relate with others, through new experiences and situations.
Through The Cycle of Intentional Teaching – a cyclical process that involves planning, implementing, observing, and assessing teachers becomes more efficient in meeting children’s learning needs.
Activities are designed to help children thrive and gain a sense of competence that builds self-confidence, develops school readiness skills, provides for a successful transition to kindergarten, lays the groundwork for future school achievement, and establishes a lifelong love of learning.
Alida Rodriguez, Flor Assante, Betzaida Hernández, Zoé Vázquez, María Candelario, Luz Santana, Wanda Rodriguez, Estefania Rodriguez.