Bambini Academy Inc. - Quality Daycare & Preschool
Our Staff Biographies
All of our staff here at Bambini Academy hold backgrounds in Early Education with certifications and countless hours (20hrs+) 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 my Certifications in the RIELDS trainings in Foundations and Implementing a Standard Based Program. 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!
Ashley Snyder- Assistant Director
Preschool 5 /Accelerated Pre-K Program
Ashley Snyder- Assistant Director
Preschool 5 /Accelerated Pre-K Program
Miss Ashley joins Bambini Academy Inc. with a Bachelor of Arts In Early Childhood Education and Director 1 Certification. She has her RIELDS Certification trainings in Foundations,as well as Implementing a Standard based Program. 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 received her Directors license through the state of Massachusetts in 2019. She is compassionate, caring, supportive and always ready for an adventure with her students!
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 for over 30years. She has worked in multiple childcare settings and is well aware of all RI Department of Health and DCYF regulations and procedures. She has over 15 years of experience working in Early Childhood and is CPR & First aid certified. She enjoys being outside and spending time with her family and grandchildren. She is always the energy of positivity of the center there to greet our families with a smile and silly attitude.
Carmen Parente Center Assistant
Carmen Parente Center Assistant
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 cat Bella!
Kaleigh Williams Preschool 4 Teacher
Kaleigh Williams Preschool 4 Teacher
Miss Kaleigh has been apart of the Bambini for many years. Her background in Early Education extends over many year and she has completed many courses in Child Development and Early Childhood Education. Miss Kaleigh has also completed coursework in curriculum and professional development in many areas. She loves working with the 3-4year olds and getting messy while learning something new! Kaleigh loves being creative in arts, music, spending time with her beautiful daughter and family and sharing her love for education and reading with her classroom students.
Miss Rosa- Preschool Teachers Assistant
Miss Rosa- Preschool Teachers Assistant
Miss Rosa comes to our center with experience working as a nanny and in the Early Childhood field. She has completed professional development in Early Childhood Education and loves learning! She has a background from Johnson and Wales University
Laura Fritz- Toddler Teacher
Laura Fritz- Toddler Teacher
Miss Laura has her CDA in infants and toddlers and has been a lead for both younger and older toddlers. She has completed her RIELDS foundations class and has been using the standards to write curriculum, do assessments, and create digital portfolios for about three years now. She has extensive professional development courses in Early Childhood Education. She believes in learning through play,
positive reinforcement, and fun in the classroom. "I love working in
early childhood education and believe the work we do is so critical to the further success of our students." She loves music and spending time with son and her family. She also loves to travel.
Marion Schneider- Toddler Teacher
Marion Schneider- Toddler Teacher
Miss Marion is currently working on her Associates in Early Childhood Education. She has also completed her RIELDS Certification Training in Foundations and is currently pursuing her certifications in Implementing a Standard Based Classroom. 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!
Joanne Cardinale- Toddler Teacher Assistant
Joanne Cardinale- Toddler Teacher Assistant
Miss Joanne comes to us with a background working in healthcare working with the elderly and young children. She holds a Teacher Certification Certificate and has completed her RIELDS certification in Foundations. 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 Toddlers. She enjoys cooking, and spending time with her granddaughter Vera.
Liberata Piccolino- Lead Infant Teacher LIsa Geary- Infant Teacher
Liberata Piccolino- Lead Infant Teacher LIsa Geary- 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 along with their RIELDS Foundations certification trainings. They have a real passion for working with children during their infancy stage

Miss Lisa comes to Bambini with her handsome son Robby. She holds a license in Cosmetology from the Paul Mitchell School and has many classes in Education. She shares her love of working with children with us each day with our infant children and loves working with our families.
Alisha Mooney-Preschool Floater/PM Enrichment Teacher
Alisha Mooney-Preschool Floater/PM Enrichment Teacher
Miss Alisha comes to Bambini Academy as a PM Literacy and Preschool Teacher. She recieved her Elementary Education from 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. She is currently a Substitute Teacher in North Providence.
Jessica Cooke- Center Teacher Substitute
Jessica Cooke- Center Teacher Substitute
Miss Jessica comes to Bambini Academy working many years with children in their growth and learning in various settings. She holds an Associate Degree in Arts and is currently pursuing her degree in Early Childhood Education. She has completed her RIELDS training in Foundations, and is pursuing her second certificate in Standard Based Classroom. 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.
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