teachers

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 Brooklyn 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.

Founder

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

Mikael

Mikael Raspail

Director of Admissions and Operations Manager

Mikael was born in France in Lyon, most known as the capital of the French gastronomy… Read More

Zelda

Zelda

My name is Zelda Noonan. I was born and raised in France. I am American from my father and French from my mother. I have been working with children since my teenage years… Read More

Reynaldine

Reynaldine

I was born in Haiti and have been living in the United States since I was 14 years old. I graduated with my Associates degree in Early Childhood Development in 2017… Read More

Wissal

Wissal

I was born and raised in Morocco before moving to France with my family at the age of thirteen years old. I worked as an educational assistant for a French middle school in Bordeaux… Read More

Rhonda

Rhonda

My name is Rhonda. I am originally from Trinidad and Tobago. I have been in early childhood education for more than 10 years now… Read More

Sandrine

Sandrine

My name is Sandrine Zenati, I was born in Algeria, in North Africa. I grew up in a French speaking family. I first studied and graduated in International Business… Read More

Martine

Martine

My name is Martine and I am the French teacher at Petits Poussins Brooklyn. I am from “Bretagne” in France where I created and managed my own day care for many years… Read More

Chandrika

Chandrika

I was born and raised in Queens, New York. I have a bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education with a minor in Sociology and a master’s degree in Teaching English to Speakers of other Languages (TESOL)… Read More

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