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Get to know us!

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ALEXIS

Hi I am Alexis and I am a teacher in the infant room. I have years of experience with babysitting and care taking. I have most of my experience with infants and toddlers and I also have some experience with preschool as well. I have taken the Child Growth and Development class and have applied for my EEC certifications. I love working in the field of childcare, as I find it amazing to watch children grow and develop. It is a very self-rewarding job. I absolutely love watching these children grow!

Years in Field: 1+

Degree: Working towards EEC Certifications

MEAGHEN

My name is Meaghen and I have been teaching for over four years. I have experience teaching infants, toddlers and preschool. I am currently working towards my Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education. I enjoy working with infants because babies are where my heart is. I love to snuggle, make them laugh and help them explore the world around them in a safe and nurturing environment. My favorite thing about working with children is watching them grow and learn new things every day. In my free time I enjoy spending time with my family and watching Disney Movies.

Years in the Field: 4+

Degree: Working towards Bachelor’s

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NATALIA

I was born in the south of Russia in a small town called Sochi. I moved to Moscow when I was 23, and worked as a flight attendant for 5 years. I finished University in Moscow with a Master’s Degree in Psychology. I have been living in the US for 3 years. I got married in 2014 and we moved to Champaign, IL. We do not have any children yet, but I have a lot of relatives in Russia, and I miss them very much. When we moved to the US, I decided to get a local education and I chose Child Development at Parkland College. When I was a second year student, we moved to Massachusetts. Now I am planning on continuing my education here and get an Associate’s Degree. I love that children are so curious about every little thing and that they are so eager to learn. Thanks to them,  I pay attention to small but great things that are usually out of my focus. Through them I can see the beauty of small moments.

Years in Field 2.5

Degree: Masters

TRINA

Hello! My name is Trina. I have been in the field of Early Education since 2003. Before that, I built and painted sets for theatrical productions. I am thrilled to being my artistic background into my LHA Classroom, along with all my other interests and skills. I love working with young children. Each day brings new surprises and challenges, so it always keeps me on my toes!

Years in Field: 15

Degree: Masters

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EMILY

My name is Emily and I work in the Older Toddler classroom. I have worked with children for over 10 years, primarily with toddlers. I thoroughly enjoy teaching children during this stage of their development as they grow from toddlers to preschoolers. The growth is amazing! When I am not working, I spend my free time with my family. I have a 14 year old daughter who keeps me very busy!

Years in Field: 10+

Degree: EEC certified Infants, Toddlers and Preschool

MADISON

My name is Madison and I work in the Older Toddler classroom at Little Hands Academy. I am new to working in the day car field but I have always had a love for children and have a goal to become certified in Infants, Toddlers and Preschool. I have a busy 3 year old at home and I love watching all of your children grow and develop so uniquely.

Years in Field: 2

Degree: Working towards EEC certifications

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LISA

My name is Lisa and I have worked in the childcare field for almost 18 years. I am so excited to start my journey here at Little Hands Academy. I live in Ayer with my family and in my spare time I enjoy reading, watching Disney movies and spending time with my 3 daughters. I am looking forward to getting to know all of the children and families here at Little Hands Academy.

Years in Field: 18+

Degree: EEC Certified Lead Teacher Infant, Toddler and Preschool

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TYLER

Hi my name is Tyler, and I have been working in the child care field since 2013. I am attending Becker college for my Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood. I am certified as lead teacher as well as director certified. I graduated high school with a scholarship to University of Rhode Island for Marine Biology, but before going to college I worked for a family friend as an assistant teacher at her school, and I ended up falling in love with the job and the kids. I decided at that time to pursue my career in childcare.

Working with children has been such a great experience! I love teaching children, watching them grow and flourish into their own personalities. It is an amazing feeling to know you have made an impact on a child, and to know they look up to you to learn new things. Nothing feels better than watching a child tell their parents what they have learned at school and the excitement they have as they are telling them. I love getting messy with sensory play to creative art projects!

I currently live in Shrewsbury with my mom, brother, and my girlfriend. When I am out of work, I have many hobbies to keep me busy. I love fishing, and fish at every opportunity I get. I love to play hockey, baseball, and love working on cars. In the winter time I enjoy snowboarding!

Years in Field: 5+

Degree: Working towards Bachelors. EEC Certified I/T PS DI

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JULIE

My name is Julie and I am the Director at Little Hands Academy. I have worked in Early Childhood Education for over 30 years, as a teacher and director. Children brighten my day! I enjoy partnering with families, and creating a loving and educational atmosphere for their child. Helping each child grow is so rewarding.

Years in Field: 30+

Degree: EEC Certifications,: Infant, Toddler, Preschool and Director

MONICA

Hello, my name is Monica and I am the Assistant Director at Little Hands Academy. I have worked in the field of Early Childhood Education since 2005, with 6 of those years, working at Little Hands. I started as an Infant teacher, then moved to Older Preschool, and eventually became Assistant Director. On my free time I enjoy spending time with my 4 year old and our dog!

Years in Field: 13

Degree: Bachelor’s

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CASEY

Hi my name is Casey. I am an Assistant Teacher and I help out in every classroom. I have been working in the field for over 3 years now and I love to watch children’s growth and development. I also love how unpredictable it is to work with kids. Outside of work I am a second year student at Framingham State University for Elementary Education and Psychology, and I also play rugby for my school. I look forward to working with your child.

Years in Field: 3+

Degree: Working towards Bachelor’s

FAITH

Hi I am Faith and I have been working at Little Hands Academy for over a year as a teacher and floater. I have been working in the education field since I was thirteen. I have been a camp counselor over the summers and even had the chance to work in a kindergarten classroom for two years! I currently go to Framingham State University where I study Early Childhood Education and Mathematics. On my free time I like to go on hikes, walks and adventures outside with my friends.

Years in Field: 4+

Degree: Working towards Bachelor’s