Patty Mott, Director
Patty holds an AS and BS in Business Management, graduating with high honors from The Community College of RI and Western Governors University. She is currently completing the requirements for Certification in Early Childhood Education.
Patty has been with KinderArt since 2006 and is committed to providing the best learning environment for KinderArt students. "We are the introduction, the first taste of school that children get. If we do our job right, they are going to fall in love with school. And that's what we do every day: help children gain important skills and fall in love with learning."
Previously, Patty attended Johns Hopkins University, majoring in Opera Performance and spent the better part of twenty years at The Newport Playhouse and Cabaret Restaurant managing the box office and appearing on both the main stage and hosting the cabaret. The mother of two boys (Pierce and Andrew), Patty started at KinderArt after seeing what a difference the school made to her elder son's progress in speech development.
Stephanie Grant, Education Coordinator
Stephanie came to KinderArt in 2008. She is Certified in Early Childhood Education and graduated from RIC with a double major in Elementary Education and Psychology. She has a passion for teaching preschool-aged children and has been a preschool teacher since 2001.
“I am committed to teaching because I like to watch children progress. I especially like that moment of discovery when a child learns to do something new, when a huge smile of accomplishment appears on a child’s face. In that instant, we know that their enthusiasm for learning will grow. At KinderArt, we continually foster a warm and welcoming zone of discovery for children. Every day at KinderArt is a new experience of learning through play.”
Stephanie is the mother of two children Kaitlyn and Ryan, who both have attended KinderArt.