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Marcus Valentiner: Owner/Director, since 2017

Born in Germany
Resident of Bayonne, NJ


Marcus Valentiner first learned about Prodigy in 2011 when he and his wife Yenny were looking for a daycare for their son. After becoming owner/director in June 2017, he has often remarked "if we had chosen any other place back then, I would have never known about this life-changing opportunity".

Born and raised in Germany, Marcus' career in the financial industry brought him to the United States in 2000, where he lived in New Jersey ever since and in Bayonne since 2006. In 2009, driven by his skill to coach and motivate others, he started looking for new job opportunities, surprisingly also in the educational field.

As a father of two, he was always very much involved in every stage of his children's growing up. He strongly believes that from an early age children should be provided a broad foundation that balances their intellectual, emotional, social and physical developments while having fun. At the playground, he was (and still is) the dad who runs with his son and other children. So in a way Prodigy was probably the missing piece in a big puzzle that started building over the last eight years.

Bringing the "inside" perspective of a parent and the "big picture" view of a professional, he is enthusiastic and committed to further build on Prodigy's 30-year legacy and expand it to new levels.


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