9313 Old Bustleton Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19115

Telephone & Fax:



The Little Nest is open
Monday - Friday
from 6:30 am to 6:30 pm
Gentiana Canole, Owner/Director
Ms. Canole holds degrees in Education, including MS in Elementary Education, Early Childhood Education Certification, ESOL certification and is currently enrolled in a Graduate Certificate in Early Childhood Leadership at Arcadia University. Gentiana is also an Early Childhood Instructor at Manor College, where she teaches Introduction to Early Childhood.
email: gentiana@thelittlenestchildcare.com
Mrs. Antonia Aponte, Assistant Director/Pre-Kindergarten Teacher
Mrs. Tina has been in the field for 24 years and holds an Associate Degree in Early Childhood Education. She prepares her students to attain emotional, behavioral and cognitive skills needed to learn, work and function successfully in school. She loves doing circle time, table toys, small group activities and playing in learning centers with her students.
email: antonia@thelittlenestchildcare.com
Nicole Lanzo, Young Toddler teacher
Nicole has been working with children for 9 years and have been employed here for almost 5 years. She is currently working towards her CDA. Nicole also works as a Nursing Assistant on the weekends, which enables her to build her holistic approach towards caring for the young and old. Taking care of and nurturing young children has always been her passion and she looks forward to seeing the smiling faces of the children in her class each day.
email: nicole@thelittlenestchildcare.com
Mrs. Rachael Gonzalez, Lead teacher in the Older Toddler/Pre Schoool Room
Mrs. Rachael teaches preschool to the 2 ½ to 3 yrs old. She holds an Associate Degree in Applied Sciences in Early Childhood Education and has been teaching preschool for 8 years. She’s been teaching at The Little Nest for 4 years and loves coming to work every day. She loves doing fun arts and crafts with her preschool students and recognizes the importance of learning through play. In her classroom children will gain pre reading skills including letter recognition and will be introduced to science, math and social studies during the regular everyday activities.
email: rachael@thelittlenestchildcare.com
Rudina Tico, Assistant teacher for the Older Toddler/Pre School Room
Mrs. Rudina was born in Albania and earned her Bachelor's Degree in Education there. After graduating college she taught elementary school. She came to America and began working with young children and is now working towards her Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education. She loves seeing children learn and discover new things everyday and looks forward to many more years teaching here at the
Little Nest.
email: rudina@thelittlenestchildcare.com