Our Staff

Ms. MARIA – infant/waddler room

“Hi, my name is Ms.Maria, I’m a Waddler’s room teacher and have been with LTA for 6 years now. I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry and Computer Programming, but it happens that caring for babies is my true passion. I love my job. The children are learning to walk in my class! I’m watching over them as they achieve different milestones and it’s the most amazing thing. I love children and every one of our babies gets a special place in my heart.”

Ms. MARY – toddler room

“Hi, my name is Ms. Mary and I am currently the head and lead teacher in the Toddler Room (18 months to 2 1/5 years old).  I have been working at LTA for the past 10 years. I love my job! Find it very rewarding and challenging each and every day. I truly enjoy every moment that I get to spend with our amazing children, teach them, care for them, and watch them grow into little learners. There is never a dull moment and our room is always filled with fun, laughter, and excitement!”

Ms. STEPHANIE – toddlers 2

“Hello, my name is Ms. Stephanie and I have been at Learning Tree Academy for a year and a half now. I started out as an assistant, mainly in the toddler room and now I am the headteacher of the 2-year-old room. Working with children is something I always wanted to do, and I am pleased to be where I am. I enjoy watching the kids learn new things and their success is encouraging and guiding my work. Our staff team is very welcoming and feels like family. Hope to remain here for many years to come.”


“Hi, my name is Ms. Sthephany, I’m a PreK-3 teacher and I am excited to be part of Learning Tree Academy for more than four years now. I count myself lucky to find such an amazing place of work where I can feel supported and inspired by my colleagues every day. I appreciate all the learning opportunities our owner provides to help us grow as early childhood professionals. I adore children and working with 3 years old is something that I find the most rewarding. I believe children learn best through love, encouragement, and play and I enjoy watching them blossom.”

Ms. COLLEEN – PRE-K4 / program supervisor

Hello all, my name is Ms. Colleen, I’m a pre-K teacher and I have been a part of LTA for the last six years. Prior to this, I taught at a local nursery school for many years. I’m blessed to have five children of my own and have five grandchildren. I love my job and enjoy working with kids as I help them to prepare for Kindergarten. While I think it’s important to learn colors, shapes, the seasons, the calendar, and learn how to correctly write your name, my goal is to guide children both, academically and socially.  Art, Music, and Science also incorporated into our daily routine and a very important part of my children’s development.”

Nataliya Malinovsky, the owner of Learning Tree Academy, comes from a long line of educators. Her grandmother, mother, and father were teachers and she knew she wanted to follow in their footsteps. She considers herself a very fortunate person.

After completing her teaching degrees in General Education and Special Education, Nataliya taught in the public school system for a couple of years. She, then, decided to pursue her passion and love for children by fulfilling her dream of opening a daycare center.

Nataliya respects the fact that each child is an individual and has individual needs. She integrates her ideas of integrity, honesty, and a love for education with the same ideals she sets forth for her own three children. She brings to her center new, innovative, and exciting programs.

Nataliya knows that by working closely together with the parents each child will be able to reach his or her academic and social potential.

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We provide nursery, daycare, childcare, preschool, and virtual learning support program to elementary school children. 
Proudly serving Bergen County, Passaic County, and Hudson County, NJ:
Moonachie, Carlstadt, Little Ferry, Hasbrouck Heights, Lodi, Hackensack, Rutherford, East Rutherford, Lyndhurst, Wallington, Teterboro, Secaucus, Ridgefield Park, Ridgefield, Passaic, Clifton, Garfield, Elmwood Park, Saddlebrook, and Bogota.