We are a privately owned and operated center to ensure every child receives the same high quality care and is treated as family.


Our Mission

"Children First" Big Apple Early Learning Academy's mission it to provide a developmentally appropriate care and superior educational program. Big Apple excellence will encourage social, emotional and intellectual growth in a safe, secure and loving environment. We are here to prepare and develop children for school and life, sparking customer satisfaction and loyalty.

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At Big Apple Early Learning Academy we recognize children as creators and thinkers. We invite children to construct their world in a rich and responsive environment. We provide the opportunity for children to become intellectually enthusiastic and confident as well as empathetic towards others.

If a child can’t learn the way we teach, maybe we should teach the way they learn.
— Ignacio Estrada

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ABout Us

Kassie Gorski, Owner/Administrator 

Kassie has always had a dream of owning her own childcare facility and is excited to be taking the steps to fulfill her dream.  She comes from a extensive background of experience from being in the classroom with several age groups to moving up in rolls as center director.  Her favorite moment is that "light bulb" moment that a child learns something new!  She can't wait to bring quality care to Verona and the surrounding areas.  She looks forward to meeting each parent and their child and having them become part of the Big Apple Family!

Steven Gorski, Owner

Steven comes from a flight operations background and loves his office in the sky!  He has enjoyed teaching in the sky as well as learning about the Early Childhood field through Kassie and is excited to be assisting her through the process.  When he is not traveling you may see him around the center giving a helping hand and making sure everything is running smoothly.  He looks forward to meeting all the parents and children at center events and continuing to learn how to be able to offer the best educational journey for each family!