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Our Staff Biographies
All of our staff here at Bambini Academy hold backgrounds in Early Education with certifications and countless hours of professional development. 
  • All of our staff is CPR/First Aid certified and have gone through a criminal background check(BCI) and child abuse and neglect tracking system (CANTS).
  • Our programs are guided by Creative Curriculum - a nationally recognized leader in developmentally appropriate practices.
  • Our curriculum is aligned with the Rhode Island Early Learning Standards(RIELDS).
  • Our staff participates in on-going training through the year.
  • We have been assessed by Bright Stars, Rhode Island’s quality rating and improvement system.
  • Children of all ages are assessed twice a year to allow you to track your child's growth and development.

Vanessa Parente M.Ed  President/Director/Educational Coordinator
Vanessa Parente M.Ed President/Director/Educational Coordinator
I have been working with children all of my life. I hold a Master's degree in Early Childhood Education, (where i graduated with Magna Cum Laude) a Bachelor's degree from Rhode Island College in Elementary Education with a concentration in Language Arts, (Cum Laude) and a Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood areas from Infancy through Grade 2 with a focus on Literacy and Early Reading. I have had many years teaching in the classroom (Grades pre-k through 6) and mentoring as a director working with infant and toddler aged children. I love to learn and try new things.Working with children is my passion! I love music, movies and spending time at the beach!
Alberta Truppi, LPN Center Nurse
Alberta Truppi, LPN Center Nurse
Alberta is a highly qualified nurse with many years working with both children as well as adults. She has worked in multiple childcare settings and is well aware of all DCYF regulations. She has over 15 years of experience and is CPR & First aid certified. She enjoys being outside and spending time with her family.
Carmen Parente Assistant Director/Preschool 3/4
Carmen Parente Assistant Director/Preschool 3/4
Miss Carmen comes to Bambini Academy with many years of working in Education. She is a retired high school teacher devoting 37 years teaching Foreign Language to grades 9-12. She holds a Masters Degree in Italian Literature and a Bachelors in Secondary Education. Currently she is enrolled in Early Childhood Education courses. She enjoys cooking, gardening, good music and movies. She enjoys spending time with her two children,husband and her dog Nina!
Ashley Snyder- Preschool 5 /Kindergarten Enrichment Teacher
Ashley Snyder- Preschool 5 /Kindergarten Enrichment Teacher
Miss Ashley joins Bambini Academy Inc. with a Bachelor of Arts In Early Childhood Education. She has taken coursework in being a certified Director and hopes to complete her training in the coming years. She has a passion for working with Elementary School children and preparing our Pre-K children for Kindergarten.She is a wonderful classroom teacher who engages all of her students in all areas of development in a fun and effective way. She is compassionate, caring, supportive and always ready for an adventure with her students!
Jessica Cooke- Toddler Teacher  Joanne Cardinale- Toddler Teacher Assistant
Jessica Cooke- Toddler Teacher Joanne Cardinale- Toddler Teacher Assistant
Miss Jessica comes to Bambini Academy working many years with children in their growth and learning in various settings. She is currently pursuing her degree in Early Childhood Education. She has a two young children of her own and brings her love and nurturing way to her students everyday. Her classroom is fun and silly and its always a great day in the classroom. She enjoys theater, music, spending time with her family and learning new things. Miss Joanne comes to us with a background working in healthcare working with the elderly and young children. She has devoted herself to providing a safe, nurturing and loving environment for our children and we love the singing and opportunities of learning she shares with our yearlings. She enjoys cooking, and spending time with her granddaughter Vera.
Liberata Piccolino- Lead Infant Teacher Lenora Gauvin- Infant Teacher
Liberata Piccolino- Lead Infant Teacher Lenora Gauvin- Infant Teacher
Miss Libbie comes to us with over 15 years working with Early childhood children in both the infant/toddler and preschool classrooms. She also was a teachers assistant at St. Rocco's for 8 years working with grades K-3. She is currently enrolled in professional development courses based on child development. She enjoys spending time with her family and music. Our infant staff comes to us with a love for infants! They have worked in childcare for many years and hold many hours of coursework in Child Development. They have a real passion for working with children during their infancy stage Miss Lenora particularly has worked as a Director and Infant Lead teacher for many years. She has worked with children for over 15years and loves watching our little ones meet their developmental milestones, she loves cooking, reading and spending time with her family. She has completed many years of professional development and training in the field.
Marion Schneider- Yearling Teacher
Marion Schneider- Yearling Teacher
Miss Marion is currently working on her Associates in Early Childhood Education. She has worked with children for many years of her life and has two adorable boys of her own. She brings movement and smiles to all of her young toddlers!
Alisha Mooney-Preschool Floater
Alisha Mooney-Preschool Floater
Miss Alisha comes to Bambini Academy as a current Elementary Education Major of RI College. She will be learning and teaching in our Preschool classrooms. She has had many years working with both Elementary and Early Childhood children in various childcare settings. She loves working with all age levels and can be seen in all of the classrooms! Miss Alisha loves spending time with her friends and the beach.
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