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Discover our Programs for K-12

Mission & Vision

K&B Learning Center will empower all students to embrace learning, achieve their personal best, and build their emotional, social, and physical well-being.

Our vision is to develop well rounded, confident and responsible individuals who aspire to achieve their full potential. We will do this by providing a welcoming, happy, safe, and supportive learning environment in which everyone is equal and all achievements are celebrated.

Do you feel as though your child has fallen behind on his/her academic skills through the last few years? Does your child learn better in a smaller group setting?  Are you concerned that your child is not being enriched with the current school model? If you answered yes to any of those questions then K&B Learning Center is a place for your child. We are a team of certified teachers who are committed to the success of your child’s learning.  We pride ourselves on being a community based academic center and focus much of our explicit teaching on social emotional learning.  We understand the need to bridge the academic gap and we are here to help your child not only build it, but walk over it too!


Explore Our Academic Programs


Private or Group: One-on-one education in the subject of your choice or one on three or six in the subject of the group’s choice. Various days/times.​

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After School Learning

Explicit instruction (math/reading/writing) in a small group format. Bussing from MES available.

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5-8 week sessions, meet once a week. Rotating topics including: S.T.E.A.M., Writer’s Workshop, Math Club, Book Club, Yoga Club, American Sign Language Club

Birthday Parties

Educational Themed Birthday Parties hosted by one of our Certified Educators. The Birthday Crew will have so much fun, they won't even realize they are learning!!

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Learning Pods

Perfect for homeschooling families looking to enrich and/or supplement your home curriculum with socialization fun.

1 in  67
children in America grow up without learning how to read.
-13 MM+
students homeschooled in the U.S.
1 :  44
student-teacher ratio state of the art classrooms and labs
9 30 %
of teachers believe social and emotional skills can be taught and benefits students.

About Us

Kindergarten and Beyond Learning Center offers academic programs for elementary students through individualized instruction by certified educators to meet their academic needs in a small group explicit format.

We specialize in creating lessons around IEP and 504 accommodations that will show growth and success in your students. K & B Learning Center uses learning targets and success criteria to assess student learning outcomes from each lesson.

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Learning Targets

Learning targets are concrete goals written in student-friendly language that clearly describe what students will learn and be able to do by the end of a class.

Success Criteria

A success criteria is a list of features that a teacher wants the children to include in their work during the course of a lesson. It is a really good way of making children aware of what is expected of them and can also encourage them to extend themselves during the course of the lesson.

Our Team

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Ali Kirchberger

Co-Owner/Certified Educator

Ali is a certified elementary school teacher. She brings over 15 years of teaching experience and expertise in the education field to KB Learning Center LLC. Her most current educational achievements are being awarded District Finalist Teacher of the Year 2020 and being accepted to begin her certification on the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards. She holds a BA in Psychology, MA in Elementary Education, and is obtaining her sixth year certificate in Teacher Leadership. Ali comes with experience in curriculum writing, rigorous teaching methods, and multiple professional development topics directly related to education.

Fun Fact: Ali was the star of CEA’s 2019 campaign commercial “Teachers: Uniting Us Everyday” which aired on all major networks last spring!

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Jerrod Kirchberger


Jerrod brings over 20 years of experience as a director and supervisor in the field of education-like settings. Jerrod has been awarded and recognized as an outstanding staff member in his last positions. He is equipped with CPR/First Aid/AED training and an abundant knowledge of the most up to date safety measures. He is the backbone of KB Learning Center LLC, handling all business related to scheduling and smooth execution of services.

Fun Fact: Jerrod has just published his first book, and expects to have a children series complete by next year!

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Jeffrey Kogan, Ph.D


Jeffrey Kogan earned his Ph.D. in neuroscience from Yale University and his B.S. in biology from the University of Alaska Anchorage. He has also completed the State of Connecticut Alternative Route to Certification to teach high school biology. Jeff was a neuroscience researcher in the pharmaceutical industry and in academic settings. Prior to that he worked for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service studying seabird and marine mammal populations in the Aleutian Islands of Alaska. For the last six years he has been an environmental educator at Flanders Nature Center and Land Trust in Woodbury, CT.

Jessica Metz

Certified Educator

Jessica Metz is one of our afternoon tutors. She is a high school teacher in one of the neighboring towns. She has been teaching for 19 years. She holds a BS in secondary education with a concentration in Psychology and two Masters degrees in Psychotherapy and in education.  She is a wife, mother of two, and resides in Woodbury. 


What People Are Saying

“Ali & Jerrod are dedicated and K&B is a great resource for our community. We see children leave every day with big smiles on their faces."
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Community Member
“I have seen more confidence in my son since he began tutoring with you. He is a chatterbox when he comes home from K&B, excited about his learning!”
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6th Grade Parent
"It's clear that you take the time to build a relationship first, we are thankful for your commitment and passion to educating our children.”
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1st & 4th Grade Parent

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