Ruthi’s pursuit to a career began at Long Island University College, where she got her Bachelors of Science in Business Management. She then continued her education at Touro College, where she participated in their Early Childhood Educators Program and earned her Masters Degree.
Ruthi is certified to teach students from birth through sixth grade in all subject areas specializing in Special Education and General Education. Since graduating, she has worked with students with disabilities as an early intervention specialist, and SEIT with A.B.A experience and training. She has more than a decade of experience working with kids with various disabilities.
One of the most rewarding specializations within the field of special education, the early intervention credential enables a teacher to work with children from birth to kindergarten. Early intervention specialists can work inside a preschool classroom, but most provide individual services to children within their homes.
Ruthi is an educator on a mission. She believes that schools are far more than buildings, classrooms, and curricula. They are places where children spend much of their time. Therefore, we should take great care in creating safe, nurturing environments that inspire imagination and creativity. Prior to starting Wiz Kids Early Learning Center, Ruthi worked with preschool children in their mainstream classrooms, helping integrate them into their class while working to achieve child specific goals using play. “My goal,” Ruthi says, “is to provide an inviting environment where children feel safe and supported, develop a love of learning, and gain self confidence as learners and valued members of our community.
Dedicated Teachers & Staff
Wiz Kids Center values and takes great pride in their educators. We realize that they are the heart of the classroom. Our teachers are carefully selected based on their education and teaching experience. However, we know that there is a lot more to being a good teacher than what you see on a resume. During our selection process, we focus on choosing educators who have a passion for teaching and an ability to interact with children in the age groups they will ultimately teach.
All our staff must complete an extensive background screening and a health screening to ensure our student’s safety in every way. Also, every year our teachers are required to attend professional development conferences in order to support continuous professional growth and development. We work to make sure that we have all of the latest information to help nurture and teach our students appropriately.
Staff members strive to be aware of each child’s needs and learning readiness, and they attempt to meet these needs through a wide range of preschool activities.
At Wiz Kids Center, we believe that each child has their own way of learning and teachers are encouraged to adapt their lessons accordingly. Play is one of the best ways to teach younger students concepts, but learning should be a fun experience for all students (as well as those who are teaching the material). We achieve this by hiring, training and retaining educated experienced loving staff who are lifetime learners.
Benefiting our Teachers is a Benefit to our Students
At Wiz Kids we strive to train and develop the “whole” teacher. When our teachers feel like they receive the help that they need, they are better able to do their jobs. Support is best offered through training, professional development and mentoring. These opportunities help to make sure that our teachers are given the tools to successfully teach our students in a positive and nurturing manner.
In each of our classrooms , the Director directs all the teachers in the curriculum and school practices. To do this most effectively, trainings are given to help them understand the individual needs of the program. Children who are preparing for kindergarten are going to require a very different kind of care than those enrolled in our infant care.
Communication is vital to success at Wiz Kids Center. Teachers are encouraged to ask for help if they need it and ask questions. We try hard to involve an entire team to give the best experience to our students. Education and care is at its best when everyone is on the same page. It takes a lot of communication between everyone to make decisions and provide the best quality education to everyone involved. Together, our highly qualified teachers and director work to create a positive learning environment for our students and families!