Head of School / Chief Academic Officer

Loved by kids and colleagues, Ben Costa has been teaching and leading with love, enthusiasm and joy in schools for over 25 years. Ben has taught children from Kindergarten to College and has been an elementary, middle and high school Head of School in private and public sectors. Ben supports all kids with the care and patience he treats his own children. Supported within a loving marriage and by a family of educators.   Ben cannot wait to meet you and your family! Contact us today to find out more.

Jennifer Salgado

Senior Teacher

Since joining One World Learning Playschool, Jennifer has consistently brought an amazingly bright and loving optimism to the adults and kiddos she interacts with.  Born in New York City, she has travelled the world and is most fond of Venezuela.  After studying dentistry in Colombia, she became a mother and as pursued the child care path to provide a culturally rich experience for her child and the children she is able to teach. Along with English. She is fluent in Spanish and teaches reading and writing the language.

Virginia DeLeon

Senior Teacher

Virginia is a professional educator who has had the fortune to gain experience within several Day Care Centers before joining our little school.  As such, she has tried and true practices that cultivate a feeling in our children that they are safe and well-cared for.  She is bilingual and will often lead Spanish instruction.  She is also a great story teller and helps to utilize our early childhood literature to cultivate in our kids the kinds of emotional health that keeps them balanced.    Contact us today to find out more

Alex Franciosa

Senior Teacher

Amazingly creative, fun and nurturing, Alex quickly becomes kids' favorites because of her calming, caring demeanor. She was a Lead Teacher at a Childcare Center in White Plains before joining our OWL Team. She has endless imagination for projects and learning activities, while also keeping a very safe environment. Alex has a BA in English and is pursuing her MA in K-6 Education and was a college athlete. As such, she enjoys bringing a phonetic approach to our literacy methods and gets the kids into some fun physical exercises whenever there is opportunity. Contact us today to find out more

Alessia Cacciante


Alessia is a fun and smart educator who has a nurturing manner with ALL children.  She is bilingual (Italian and English); and has been successful at other day care centers in Westchester.  We are lucky to have her with the team.

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39 Stanton Circle
New Rochelle, NY, 10804
Westchester, New York