Little Hands Academy
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Get to know us!

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EMILY

My name is Emily and I have been working for children for three years. I have experience working with infants, toddlers and preschoolers. I am currently working towards my teacher certification. What I love most about working with infants is helping them to grow, learn, and meet their many wonderful milestones! I enjoy spending my free time with my family and friends. Childcare is where my heart is and what I really enjoy doing the most.

Years in the Field: 3+ Years

Degree: Working towards Teacher Certification

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+ Years

Degree: Working towards Bachelor’s

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MICHELLE

My name is Michelle. I have been teaching for 26 years, and I absolutely love the job of caring for children. I enjoy all ages, however toddlers are my favorite age group. There never is a boring day. I love seeing the little personalities blossom, and sharing all of their wonderful stories of our day with you. I am working towards my Bachelors degree. When I am not working, I enjoy spending time with my family, my dogs and crafting. I look forward to helping your children learn and grow.

Years in Field: 26+ Years

Degree: Working Towards Bachelors

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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 teenage daughter who keeps me very busy!

Years in Field: 17+ Years

Degree: EEC certified Infants, Toddlers and Preschool

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Kristine

Hello my name is Kristine. I have been in the teaching field for 25 years. I have worked in many centers throughout my career. When leaving a center I like to bring something new to share with my new class and co-teachers. It could be a song, a book, a game or an idea. I am creative and enjoy making my own games, puppets, flannel boards and decorating my classroom! I can be very silly. You can hear me singing and see me dancing throughout the day. I like to have a fun class where learning is fun and I can build trusting relationships with each child. When I am not teaching, I can be found enjoying the beach, crafting, reading, my puppy and cat and spending time with my family. I am also a huge Bruins Fan!

Years in Field: 25+

Degree: EEC Certified Lead Teacher Infant, Toddler and Preschool. Director.

Jessie

Hi! My name is Jessie and I teach in the Young Preschool class. I have been working full time in early childhood education for the past year, but I have previous experience in the field working as a part time substitute and an aide during high school and college. My favorite thing about this age group is that these children are striving for independence and learning to navigate the social and academic world around them, and that as their teacher, I get to help them in this endeavor. They are eager to learn and love sharing their adventures with everyone. I received my degree in Liberal Arts with a concentration in English from Dean College in 2017. My future plans include earning a Masters Degree in Applied Behavioral Analysis, so that I can offer more expertise in my teaching role.

Years in Field: 4+

Degree: Bachelor’s

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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 family. 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+ Years

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 bring my artistic background into my LHA Art Studio, 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+ Years

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 and family grow is so rewarding.

Years in Field: 30+ Years

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

MONICA

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 7 of those years, working at Little Hands. I started as an Infant teacher, then moved to Pre-K, and eventually became Assistant Director. On my free time I enjoy spending time with my 5 year old, my husband and our dog!

Years in Field: 13+ Years

Degree: Bachelor’s

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CASEY

Hi my name is Casey. I am a 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 third 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+ Years

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 for 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+ Years

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