Alpha Beta Children’s Academy was founded in 2019 and was excited to open its doors in January 2020. At Alpha Beta Children’s Academy, we invest in enriching the lives of our children, families, and educators. We are proud to be a women and minority-owned center that is dedicated to supporting the community we serve. Ages 0 to 5 years is the most critical time in a child’s development, which makes our work critical and meaningful. Our dedicated and nurturing teachers help develop and prepare our children for success in grade school, careers, and in life. We offer an environment where all children are inspired to Dream. Believe. Achieve.
To provide a safe and nurturing learning environment where children can thrive socially, emotionally, physically, and intellectually.
To offer a foundation where young minds are stimulated to achieve individual greatness.
Our team consists of experienced and accredited educators, child care professionals, nurturers, entrepreneurs, and alumni of the Business Leadership Institute for Early Childhood Learning (BLI). By actively advocating with local and federal government officials our team helps to bring awareness to the opportunities and challenges within our industry, lives, and the communities we serve. In February of 2020 our leadership was personally invited by Robyn Pearlman, BLI Founder, to join her and other advocates in Washington, D.C. to speak before the Women’s Democratic Congressional Caucus on the importance of quality childcare for all families across the United States. It was a great privilege to not only advocate on behalf of the childcare industry before our Congressional representatives, but to equally advocate on behalf of the children, teachers, families, and communities we serve.
Tiffany Romero was born and raised in Queens, NY. Being the oldest of 4 siblings, Ms. Tiffany developed strong leadership skills and “a passion to create and build” at an early age. She always enjoyed working with young children and decided to major in elementary education at Hunter College in New York City. She opened her first home-based family daycare, Tiffany’s Tiny People, at the young age of 20 after working in a neighborhood preschool for 12 months. In early 2012, Ms. Tiffany relocated with her husband and 2 children from New York to South Florida where she currently lives with her husband, 2 teenagers and young son. She made the move to pursue her dream of owning an early learning center assuming ownership of ABC’s of Learning and Growing (formerly ABC Workshop) in North Lauderdale, FL. Ms. Tiffany has since expanded the center’s programs, implemented enrichment programs, further developed teachers and staff, and overall enhanced the quality of services offered. Just 9 months later in September 2012, she opened a second location in Pembroke Pines, FL. After operating this location for 3 years, she transitioned the center to a new owner, with whom she continues to maintain a great relationship with. It makes her “proud to know the center in Pembroke Pines continues to operate successfully.”
Ms. Tiffany holds a current Director’s Credential, a Florida Child Care Professional Credential (FCCPC) and is CPR & First Aid certified. Ms. Tiffany graduated from the Business Leadership Institute for Early Childhood Learning (BLI) in May 2016 and served as a mentor to future BLI alumni for 2 years. Equipped with the tools and knowledge she obtained from the BLI and inspired by a specific mission and vision, Ms. Tiffany co-founded Alpha Beta Children’s Academy in partnership with her long-time friend (since the age of 2 years) and fellow BLI alumnus, Christina Argyros. Their lifelong dream of working together for a greater purpose was realized when Alpha Beta Children’s Academy opened its doors in January 2020…
Ms. Tiffany possesses over 20 years of combined experience in childcare, education, maternal medicine, business development, management, and marketing, including 5 years as a medical diagnostic sonographer for a high-risk maternal fetal medicine practice in Manhattan, NY. She was personally selected by the founder of BLI, Robyn Pearlman, to join the BLI expansion committee and played a key role in developing the BLI curriculum and expanding the program nationwide. Ms. Tiffany was also asked to serve as a mentor for BLI’s first expansion city in Orlando, FL. For 4 months she traveled to Orlando monthly to help mentor BLI Orlando’s first graduating class. Due to the great success in Orlando, the BLI program has since expanded from Broward and Miami-Dade Counties to Jacksonville, Palm Beach, and Atlanta, GA.
As a mother of 3 young boys, including twins, Ms. Christina proudly affirms, “My children have been my greatest teachers and motivators.” At the age of 6, her oldest twin was diagnosed with mild ADHD and anxiety disorder. It was eye-opening to see how challenging it was to get him the evaluation and support he needed. His kindergarten teacher was quick to label him as a “quitter” and “requiring too much attention” just days into the school year. This experience inspired Ms. Christina to pursue a career change from corporate human resources to early childhood education, specifically to advocate for early childhood education and mental health awareness. She believes that when children are in a fun, safe, learning environment during the crucial ages of 0-5 they have a greater chance of being successful in school and in life. Ms. Christina’s family has a history of mental and behavioral health conditions and strongly believes that, “by teaching and supporting our educators, families, and community we are better able to tackle the stigma, increase awareness, and achieve early detection and treatment.”
Ms. Christina earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from Hofstra University, Master of Science degree from Manhattanville College, and is a also a graduate of the Business Leadership Institute for Early Childhood Learning (BLI). She is fluent in English, Spanish, and Greek. After 18+ years in Corporate HR, she left to co-found Luman Group, a human resources consulting and services company that educates and supports small businesses. Luman Group’s mission is “investing in people, business, and community.” Combining her professional background and passion for early childhood education and intervention, Ms. Christina translated this mission into helping build Alpha Beta Children’s Academy, which she co-founded with long-time childhood friend and fellow BLI alumnus Tiffany Romero. In addition to working and raising her 3 children, she serves as a mental health advocate, is active in the community, and proudly participates in the annual 5K 50-50 Run/Walk for Mental Health alongside her husband and 3 children…
Ms. Christina attended Hofstra University in Hempstead, NY and graduated Cum Laude earning her Bachelor of Arts degree in Social Sciences with a minor in Human Resources Management. She later pursued her graduate studies at Manhattanville College in Purchase, NY earning her Master of Science Degree in Organizational Development and Human Resources Management. Ms. Christina has over 18 years of combined experience in leadership, hospitality, customer service, business administration, operations, management, organizational development, and human resources. Her professional experience includes over two years at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health where she worked closely with faculty, students, and administration as well as leading North America Human Resources for a global public infrastructure company.
Loida Montero Cristian
Originally from the warm country that is the Dominican Republic, Loida Montero Cristian believes in what Mahatma Gandhi declared, “Be the change you wish to see in the world.” Currently, she is the full-time Director at Alpha Beta Children’s Academy. Although, it is virtually a secret that she has been trailblazing and leading teams in preschools for over 7 years in South Florida, you might not know that she has been working with children in different dimensions for more than 25 years. Ms. Loida possesses certifications in Early Childhood Education and Preschool Management from Sheridan Technical College. Whereas, primarily, she attended college and obtained her Graphic Design and Advertising degree in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. This experience has helped boost and enhance her artistic side in her actual work. Ms. Loida currently lives in Broward County, Florida and accordingly attends Palm Beach College to fulfill her degree in Early Childhood Education.
The love of giving her time in as many areas where she sees her dedication and creative talents serve a great benefit to the Broward Early Childhood Conference, where annually she brings different workshops to inspire teachers and other educators of young children to give their best. Likewise, Ms. Loida participates in HandsOn Broward, with opportunities to get out of one’s comfort zone and explore other ways to help within the community. Furthermore, she has recently joined forces with Business Leadership Institute for Early Childhood Learning (BLI), from where she graduated in 2015, to serve as a mentor helping other leaders become great social entrepreneurs. Ms. Loida plays a critical role in building and shaping all aspects of Alpha Beta Children’s Academy, working alongside fellow BLI alumni Ms. Tiffany and Ms. Christina. As Director, Ms. Loida is a valuable member of the leadership team. She actively works with children, teachers, and families to fulfill Alpha Beta Children’s Academy’s mission, vision, and purpose. Her experience and passion for childcare, education, and the arts resonate at Alpha Beta Children’s Academy.