Toddler/Preschool Staff

MULBERRY ROOM STAFF

 

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Miss Katie Meccariello

How long have you been with Children First: Started over the summer 2017

What is your DEEC Certificate: Director II

What is your role at CF:  Lead Toddler Teacher

Favorite Quote: “I am the one thing in life I can control, I am inimitable, I am an original”  – Lin Manual

Favorite Book: Anything by Chuck Palahniuk (Adult)

Ferdinand the Bull (Child)

What is your 5 year Children First Goal: Because a Team Leader

 

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Miss Sue Brouillard

How long have you been with Children First: 1 year

What is your DEEC Certificate: Director II

What is your role at CF:  Toddler Teacher

Favorite Quote: “It is what it is”

Favorite Book: Bare Bones

What is your 5 year Children First Goal: Would like to see younger toddlers in classroom or a room of younger toddlers

 

 

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Miss Kacie Pitts

How long have you been with Children First:  Started 7/26/16

What is your DEEC Certificate: Teacher Certified

What is your role at CF: Teacher in the Birch Room.  

Favorite Quote: “Leave nothing but footprints, take nothing but photos, kill nothing but time.”

Favorite Book: Many Lives, Many Masters

What is your 5 year Children First Goal: I hope Children First continues to be a place where children are pushed to explore and discover new things through play.

 

BIRCH ROOM STAFF

 

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Miss Christie Sicard

How long have you been with Children First:  I started in 1999, but took a break to get married and have children.  I came back in 2006.

What is your DEEC Certificate: Lead Teacher

What is your role at CF:  Lead Teacher in the Maple Room, Librarian

Favorite Quote: “You’re mad, bonkers, completely off your head.  But I’ll tell you a secret.  All the best people are.” – Alice, from Alice in Wonderland

Favorite Book:  Alice in Wonderland

What is your 5 year Children First Goal: Become experianced in the Montessori and Reggio Emilia approaches and practice them more in my Pre-K classroom with a focus on social emotional development as well as academics.

 

 

HICKORY ROOM STAFF

 

 

 

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Miss Jessica Kennedy

 

How long have you been with Children First: Started back in July

What is your DEEC Certificate: Director II, Lead Teacher Pre & Infant/Toddler

What is your role at CF: Lead Teacher in Hickory

Favorite Quote: “Knowing that we can be loved exactly how we are, gives us the best opportunity for growing into the healthiest of people.” -Mr. Rogers

Favorite Book: The Snowy Day – Erza Jack Keats

What is your 5 year Children First Goal: Find ways to reduce waste produced during daily classroom activities and meal times.  

 

EVERGREEN ROOM STAFF

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Miss Hope Shaw

How long have you been with Children First:  4 years

What is your DEEC Certificate: Preschool Teacher in Birch Room

What is your role at CF: Birch Teacher & School Age Group Leader

Favorite Quote: “You can’t reach new heights, without losing sight of the ground.”       – Neil Regan

Favorite Book: The Little Mouse, The Ripe Red Strawberry and the Big Hungry Bear

What is your 5 year Children First Goal: Integrate more nature and real-life experiences into the classroom

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Miss Kimberly Marsh

How long have you been with Children First:  18 Years

What is your role at CF: Pre- Coordinator

Favorite Quote: “Hope’ is the thing with feathers – That perches in the soul – and sings the tune without the words – and never stops – AT ALL. -Emily Dickinson

Favorite Book:  Acheron  By: Sherrilyn Kenyon

What is your 5 year Children First Goal: To get greater as we get bigger!

 

 

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Miss Erica Pease

How long have you been with Children First:  14 years

What is your DEEC Certificate: Director II

What is your role at CF: Kindergarten Teacher

Favorite Quote: “All the world is made of faith, and trust, and pixie dust.”                                                                              -Tinkerbell-

Favorite Book: The Hobbit

What is your 5 year Children First Goal: Move Forward on expansion 2.  Design an amazing space for school ages children that allows them to use their imagination and provokes learning in a way that is different from school.

 

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Miss Ashley Medina

How long have you been with Children First: Started in Sept 2019

What is your DEEC Certificate: Preschool Teacher 

What is your role at CF: Preschool Teacher in Hickory

Favorite Quote: “Why FIT IN when you were born to STAND OUT!” – Dr. Seuss

Favorite Book: Rainbow Fish  by: Marcus Pfister

What is your 5 year Children First Goal: Be able to get the children outside more to explore what CF outside of the classroom has to offer

 

Preschool Support

 

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Miss Donna Lee Poli

How long have you been with Children First:  1 year

What is your DEEC Certificate: Teacher’s aide/ assistant

What is your role at CF: I work at the before school program with the school agers, and I also work in the afternoons with the preschool children.  Because my own grandchildren are a bit of a drive from me, working at CF allows me to be a grandmother figure for all the children here.

Favorite Quote: “It is what it is”

Favorite Book: The Nightingale By: Kristin Hannah

What is your 5 year Children First Goal:  To learn and grow with the children and my co-workers. Most important to me personally is to have FUN and love my job.  Continue to nurture and teach children how to interact with other kids and teachers.  Manners and respect.

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Miss Alicia Frappier

How long have you been with Children First:  6 months

What is your DEEC Certificate: Teacher’s aide/ assistant

What is your role at CF: Teacher’s aide/ assistant

Favorite Quote: “The happiest people don’t have the best of everything, they just make the best of everything they have.”

Favorite Book: The Fault in our Stars

What is your 5 year Children First Goal:  Become a role model for children and help them grow in every aspect.

 

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Miss Elizabeth Brisebois

How long have you been with Children First:  5 years

What is your DEEC Certificate: Teacher

What is your role at CF: School Age Coordinator & Preschool Teacher

Favorite Quote: “Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better!  It’s Not”   -Dr. Seuss :The Lorax-

Favorite Book: Oh Say Can You Say – Dr. Seuss

What is your 5 year Children First Goal: Become Lead Teacher Certified

 

 

 

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