About PodSkool

Who We Are

We are a team of childcare professionals and entrepreneurs. We’re parents and educators. We’re neighbors and “podders” who want every child to have a safe environment to learn and play.

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Making Lifelong Learners by Making Learning Fun

Whether working with your curriculum, or with our age-appropriate STEAM curriculum, our teachers go beyond the basics to include fun games and activities to keep kids engaged.

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Our Team

Naomi Leight Give'on

Naomi Leight Give'on

Founder, CEO

A diplomat and government relations expert and resident of Silver Lake for almost a decade, Naomi was transformed by motherhood. She left her professional career after the birth of her son and struggled to balance her personal aspirations with parenthood.

After some rest and reflection, she realized helping parents stay professionally fulfilled while being engaged parents is her passion and founded Wiggle & Work. With the COVID-19 shutdowns, her brick and mortar coworking with child care space is temporarily closed, but she is still working hard to help parents with young children with the launch of PodSkool.

Naomi holds an M.A. from the USC Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism and a B.A. from the American University in Washington, DC. During the pandemic, you can find her at home with her two children, 4-year old Oden and 2-year old Selah, her spouse and their family’s two rambunctious boxer dogs. 

Amir Give'on

Amir Give'on

Founder, CTO

Amir is a professional geek, founder and CTO of Wiggle & Work. A Ph.D trained mechanical and aerospace engineer, he uses his expertise in systems optimization into consulting for tech start-ups both in Los Angeles and in Israel. Pressed for time with multiple obligations, parenthood seemed to require more work to make things happen than it should. So Amir decided that technology integrations should make his ability to participate in his children’s life easier and he hopes it will for other parents too.

With the COVID-19 shutdowns, Amir has continued to develop tech to help Wiggle & Work families engage in work and play, while working on the tech components of launching PodSkool.

Amir holds a Ph.D in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and B.S. in Electrical Engineering, both from Princeton University, NJ and during the pandemic he can be found at home on his computer and walking around Silver Lake with his family.

Neta Raz Studnitski

Neta Raz Studnitski

Director of Education

An Early Childhood Education expert, Neta has over 15 years of international experience working with young children and their families. With a B.Ed in Early Childhood Education and a California Child Development Site Supervisor Permit, she is also an Outdoor Classroom Project Specialist and a California Mentor Teacher.

ECE is her passion, and after years of serving in leading roles for nonprofits and educational settings, providing mentorship and coaching to parents and educators, she took her expertise to the world of Startups, where she utilizes technology to improve the lives of children, families, and the professionals working with them.

Neta and her husband live in Van Nuys, CA and are the proud parents of two human boys and two feline girls. In her (very little) private spare time Neta enjoys reading, gardening, and watching kids’ movies.

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