Our beautifully designed Kendall Square school facility is bright, open, airy and spacious.
Designed especially for our location in Kendall Square with two full exterior walls of 15-foot windows, we have established this location with four age groups in mind and special activities for each. We have individual classrooms, quiet spaces and shared space for each age group to enjoy for gross motor activities, as well as music and movement and other classes. Parents have the opportunity to observe their children though the windows that connect each room to our community space. We are located a short walk from the Kendall Square T, two blocks from a fabulous playground and have on-site access to weekly outdoor concerts and an ice skating rink in the winter!
In 2015, Diana Medina and her husband decided to take two big steps: moving to the United States from the Dominican Republic and getting married. It was a year of great changes for them and for us at Pine Village, because that's when she decided to join our Brighton location as well, first as a volunteer, then as a part-time teacher in the afternoons, and then as the full-time Preschool 2 teacher. She became the director of the PVP Kendall Square location in February 2019.
She has a strong background in Education and Psychology with an undergraduate degree in School Psychology from Puerto Rico, as well as a Master’s Degree in Cognitive Psychology and Learning from Argentina, with a specialty in Neuropsychology and Learning, which are the areas in which she worked before coming to the U.S. She became interested in studying human behavior at 18 years old, and works with children: "Not because I feel they learn from me but because I learn from them something new every day."
In her personal life, she considers herself an active person who likes sports. She's played, tennis, volleyball and enjoys doing Crossfit. "Luckily," she says, "I like sports and exercise because the other thing I enjoy a lot in my free time is going out to eat! I also enjoy reading and watching TV shows with my husband on Sundays." Diana is also a PVP mom; her son has attended PVP since he was a toddler.