I'm Jen Herman Benalt. I've been a part of the Kol Ami Early Childhood Program throughout the past 3 years as a parent. I'm excited to continue my connection to our enriching childhood program by joining the team as a Teacher in the 5's -A Step Ahead Program. I have an undergraduate background in Early Childhood Development from the University at Buffalo and a Master’s Degree in Social Work from Yeshiva University's Wurzweiler School of Social Work. I am a creative educator that will offer your child the ability to challenge herself/himself in a supportive learning environment. I recognize that each child is an individual, with their own strengths and learning style. Together, with your child, we will make an unstoppable team. We will prepare your child for kindergarten, providing your child with opportunities to develop a greater level of independence, a enriched sense of self and challenge her/him to try new things. My favorite color is orange and I love the outdoors in all types of weather. I'm an avid watcher of the food network, love to travel, bake and play scrabble. I live in New Rochelle with my loving family, Adam my husband and Josh, my inquisitive and energetic 5 year old son.