Little Hands Academy
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Get to know us!

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EMILY

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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

MICHELLE

Coming soon…

Years in Field: 15

Degree:

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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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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:Bachelors in Fine Arts/Masters in Early Education

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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

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NINA

Since I was a child, myself, I knew I wanted to become a teacher. On January 1, 2010 I was given the opportunity of a lifetime to share my passion and love fore learning, education and children. I have spent my 20+ year career unknowingly preparing to share Little Hands Academy with you. I have watched and learned from a countless number of children, including two of my own (2012 and 2014). My desire for life-long leaning, play based learning and listening to the “100 Languages of Children” (Reggio Emilia) has been an honor to share with you and your family at Little Hands Academy.

Welcome to our family.

Years in Field: 20+

Degree: Bachelors in Early Education and Behavioral Studies/Masters in Early Education with and without Disabilities