Meet The Staff

Karen Beltran & Natalia Vera, RN

Owners and Founders

Mothers, businesswomen and childhood friends, Karen and Natalia have worked for over a decade to create a home away from home for the smallest members of our community. Most important of all, Groovy Connections is a center where parents decide their own child's level of independence so they can adjust at their own pace for the most successful outcome.

Karen holds a Business Degree from St. Peter's College and Natalia Vera holds a Psychology Degree from Rutgers University and a Nursing Degree from New Jersey City University.

Angela Capurso-Giordano


A graduate of Pace University in Speech Pathology & Education, Angela has more than a decade of experience in teaching both General and Special Education. She has also worked with the autistic population and has provided ABA Therapy services at home. Miss Angela's patience and one on one attention has consistently received the praise of parents at Groovy. Miss Angela really makes early childhood learning an experience to remember and cherish! If you have any questions for Miss Angela, please do not hesitate to contact her via email:

The teachers and assistants are CPR trained and certified.