Welcome! I am the Owner of North Haven Child Development Center. I am a mom of two amazing girls who inspired me to create a nurturing environment for young children to thrive, grow and just be little. I am fortunate to have an extremely supportive husband that not only believed in me but continues to support this journey. Growing up in North Haven myself it is an honor to not only raise my family here, but, operate a business in which we are able to be a part of so many other family’s lives. In 2014, while I was expecting my second child, I had a vision of creating what is now a reality here at NHCD Center. I hope to provide a safe and nurturing space within our community while offering high quality early childhood education for working families. At the end of the day, we hope that you see us as your extended family as well. When I am not working I enjoy spending with my family and friends. I have a secret love for cooking, planning parties and being active.
I completed both my Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree at Southern Connecticut State University in Early Childhood Education with a concentration in Special Education. Through my graduate degree I received my State Certification in Special Education for children Birth through Five years old and Special Education Pre-K to Third Grade. I have been working in the Early Childhood field for over 10 years. I have been a classroom teacher, a classroom coach and manager throughout this time span, worked for small privately-owned centers as well as a large Federal and State Funded Program serving just over three hundred children throughout the New Haven area. In addition, I am an active member of National Association for the Education of Young Children and also a board member of the Connecticut Association for the Education of Young Children.
More recently I have begun to consult for various Early Childhood Programs. As a professional in the field, I have an obligation and desire to share my knowledge and understanding with each family and staff member that enters the center. I have extensive training around The Creative Curriculum/Teaching Strategies GOLD, Connecticut Early Learning and Development Standards, Ages and Stages Questionnaire, ITERS/ECERS and CLASS as well as Social and Emotional development for children ages birth thru five years old. Personally, I am passionate about the rapid growth and development that occurs during the first three years of life and importance of children being exposed to high quality education at a very young age in a loving environment. I truly believe that Early Childhood Education sets the foundation for children and helps them develop a love for learning.