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Meet Our Teachers

Tara Kochanskyj

Bloom learning center Owner & Director Tara Kochanskyj

Tara Kochanskyj, one of our owners and our center director, has dreamed of owning a preschool since she was a little girl.  After years of babysitting Tara began working in the early education field as a afternoon floater in a local preschool during her junior year of high school.  While working her way through both her undergrad and grad school programs in early childhood and elementary education Tara worked in a number of preschool settings in every capacity.  When Tara's first son  Austin was born in 2011 Tara decided to leave her position as a preschool director to pursue her dream of owning a preschool.  In September of 2012 Tara opened a group family daycare in her families home.  Tara has since cared for over 50 children in her home.  In 2015 Tara, her husband Steve and Tara's parents, John & Florence Ofrias purchased a piece of property on Montauk Highway in Moriches that would one day be the home of their very first center based preschool.  Tara looks forward to many years of working with children and strives to make Bloom the best in early care and education services When not at Bloom Tara can be found enjoying beach camping with her husband Steve, 6 year old son Austin and infant daughter Harlee.

Kelly Reilly
Assistant Director

Bloom learning center Head PreK Teacher Kelly Reilly

Kelly Reilly has worked at Bloom for the past 8 years.  She came to join our team after teaching pre-k for 3 years at a local preschool.  Kelly has worked with children of all ages both in private and public schools.  Kelly holds a Childhood Development Associates degree certifying her to teach all students at the preschool level.  Kelly comes from a large close knit family.  When not at Bloom she can be found spending time with her family and her fiance Joe.  She enjoys reading, going to the movies and hanging out at the beach.

Lauren Hempfling

Yoga & Wellness Teacher

Jessica Kegel

3yr Old Teacher

Josephine Monti

Continuity of Care

Assistant Teacher

Bridgette Earl

3yr Old Assistant


Marisa Kelly

2yr Old Teacher

Kelly Costello

2yr Old Assistant


Danielle Rivera

4yr Old Teacher

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