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About Us

"Nurturing children with individuality and kindness."


Welcome to Genesis Preschool & Academy! As owners and directors, we are excited to join you during this important stage of your child’s development and look forward providing you with a nurturing, progressive and kind environment, that will foster and guide your child’s learning and growth.


Our goal is to provide a modern and progressive school, where children learn through play, exploration, technology and small academic group instruction. We will focus on each child’s personal learning style and provide them with individualized instruction delivered in a positive and kind manner.


The dream of our school was built upon our experiences in the educational field and our love of working with children. We are using our extensive experience and education to create a curriculum that borrows from multiple models in order to address the different developmental domains of each child. We have essentially hand-picked the strategies and methods that we have observed to be successful and will not use strategies, curriculums or methods that we deem to be ineffective and stressful for children. As such, our innovative curriculum will take place in a positive, comforting and safe environment by quality teachers and staff who will work in close tandem with the directors on a daily basis. We want you and your children to feel at home when at Genesis and strongly believe in open and consistent communication and collaboration.  


We are confident that our highly specialized and progressive curriculum will provide a solid academic foundation, which emphasizes creativity, individuality and independence. At Genesis, we pledge to provide the highest quality care and education for your children in an atmosphere that celebrates community, as well as valuing the bond between our school and your family.


Jinah & J.R. Pacheco

About the Directors

Jinah and J.R. Pacheco have spent the last fifteen years working as specialized early childhood instructors and therapists in both private and public preschool settings in New York City. In addition, they have both served as behavioral consultants to various New York City public and private schools by providing guidance and strategies to teachers in prekindergarten classrooms. Furthermore, they have extensive knowledge of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) and working with families who have children with special needs.


Jinah is a graduate of New York University where she minored in sociology and received a dual Bachelor of Science degree in Early Childhood General Education and Early Childhood Special Education.

Upon receiving a B.S. from NYU, she received a Master of Science in Early Childhood Special Education from Hunter College with an advanced certificate in Autism Spectrum Disorders and Applied Behavior Analysis. 


J.R. received a dual Bachelor of Science degree from New York University in Early Childhood and Early Childhood Special Education. He received a Master’s degree from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Education, specializing in intellectual disabilities and autism. J.R. also has bilingual extension and is certified to teach English language learners.


Jinah and J.R. met in college and have been happily married for the last 14 years. They have two sons, Jacob and Jude, who are 12 and 9 years old. They have lived in the area for many years and now reside in Fort Lee.

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