About

About Citibabes

Established 2005

Serving a diverse community of NYC families Citibabes offers a wide range of classes that create a fun and educational environment for children ages 3 months to 5 years. We focus on the importance of age-appropriate development, which is emphasized by the design and progression of our programs. Our youngest learners begin in classes that introduce socialization and stimulation. Toddlers then grow into programs offering education and exploration, most notably in our renowned preschool program, CitiSchool.

Leadership

TRACEY FROST RENSKY

CEO & Co Founder

Tracey was born and raised in Australia. She has lived in New York City for 20 years. Tracey has a Bachelor of Business from the University of Technology in Sydney and a Master of Finance from Macquarie University Graduate School of Management in Sydney. For 15 years Tracey worked in the commodity derivatives market in Sydney, London and New York. Throughout her years in banking, she always wanted to start her own business. As soon as she identified a need in the marketplace for something better for New York families, she jumped on the opportunity to start Citibabes. Tracey left her banking job in 2004 to launch Citibabes and she has been involved ever since. Tracey is passionate about making Citibabes the best it can be for our wonderful community. She and her husband live in Tribeca with their two beautiful daughters. She is also dedicated to helping children in need, she has run the NYC Marathon for the past 3 years with the Scarlett Fund, a charity raising money for pediatric cancer research. She has also been involved with the Good + foundation( previosuly known as Baby Buggy) since 2006 , which is a NYC focused anti poverty program that helps to maintain the health and safety of all children.

KERI SNYDER

Chief Operating Officer

Keri started at Citibabes as the Director of Children’s Programming in June 2010 following 5 years of preschool management in NYC,NJ, and DE. Keri oversaw the CitiSchool program as well as enrichment classes, Citibabes to Go, and Citibabes playspace design for 5 years before stepping into the role of Executive Director overseeing all operations at the school. Originally from Pennsylvania (Go Steelers!), Keri is happy to call NYC home for 10 years now. When she is not at Citibabes, you can find her in a Soul Cycle class, a flower shop, or a concert.

CASSIE HOLLMANN

Director of Operations

Cassie joined the citibabes team in September 2014. Cassie is a passionate teacher, leader, and yogi. For over 15 years she has been teaching, studying, and learning about early childhood education. She holds a bachelor’s of science in education from the University of Kansas with a minor in Dance. She’s an avid volunteer working with families and communities with such programs like Steps on Broadway- bringing creative movement to at-risk preschools, The Son-Rise Program- working one on one with children on the spectrum, and most recently with Kaiser’s Room- performing interactive theater for children with special needs. She loves bringing all of her experience to Citibabes.

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