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 Elizabeth Johnson

How long have you been with Children First: I started August 1st 2018

What is your DEEC Certificate: Toddler Teacher

What is your role at CF:  Toddler Teacher / Preschool Aide

Favorite Quote: “I lift my eyes to the hills whence comeeth my strength”

Favorite Book: The Shell Seekens (Rosamunde Pileher) 

What is your 5 year Children First Goal: To do the best I can for the children & center 

BIRCH ROOM STAFF

 

 

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Miss Samantha Cole

How long have you been with Children First:  4 years

What is your DEEC Certificate: Lead Preschool Teacher

What is your role at CF:  Lead Lead Teacher in Birch

Favorite Quote: “The kids who need the most love will ask for it in the most unloving ways” 

Favorite Book: Today I feel silly

What is your 5 year Children First Goal: To be a part of the admin team

 

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Miss Lynne Sullivan

How long have you been with Children First: Since 6/22/18

What is your DEEC Certificate: Teacher Certified

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

Favorite Quote: “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do.  So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor.  Catch the trade winds in your sails.” – Mark Twain

Favorite Book: Firefly Lane – Kristin Hannah

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

 

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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.

 

 

 

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.  

 

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Miss Ashley Medina

 

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MAPLE ROOM STAFF

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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 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.

 

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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.

 

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 Laura Hastings

How long have you been with Children First:  1 year

What is your DEEC Certificate:  Infant/Toddler/Preschool Teacher & School Age Group Leader

What is your role at CF: Substitute 

Favorite Quote: It is what it is”

Favorite Book: What Makes a Rainbow

What is your 5 year Children First Goal:  To try to keep making children laugh and have fun everyday, and to hopefully try to make a difference in the lives of the children. 

 

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Miss McKenzie Wilson

How long have you been with Children First:  8 Months

What is your DEEC Certificate: Teacher

What is your role at CF: Teacher (Pre) & Group Leader (School Age)

Favorite Quote: When I was five years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life.  When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up.  I wrote down “Happy”.  They told me I didn’t understand the assignment, and I told them they didn’t understand life.” – John Lennon

Favorite Book: 7 Habits of Highly Effective People  By – Stephen R Covey 

What is your 5 year Children First Goal:  Become a Lead Teacher and have my own classroom in Pre or Kindergarten.  And to keep learning and growing as a teacher

 

 

 

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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 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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Miss Nadine Goodhind

 

How long have you been with Children First:  9 years

What is your DEEC Certificate: Teacher Certified

What is your role at CF:  Hickory Room Teacher

Favorite Quote: “If a child can’t learn the way we teach, we should teach the way they learn.”

Favorite Book: Reiterhof Dreililien

What is your 5 year Children First Goal: Become Lead Teacher certified and move towards Administration.

 

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